Yemen Tour Guide: Al-Mukalla

Yemen Tour Guide: Al-Mukalla Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

This is a seaport and fishing centre in the southern part of the Hadhramawt province, and was founded in 1035A.D. as a fishing village.

The beautiful white buildings in the old town are of interest to visitors and there are several impressive mosques, notably ar-Rawdha and the Mosque of 'Umar.

Outside the town a small fortress, Husn al-Ghuwayzi, can be seen on the summit of a cliff.

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