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Riyan is a village located in the eastern part of Yemen, in the Hadhramaut Governorate. The area is known for its history of frankincense production and trading. If you are interested in history, you might enjoy visiting the nearby Hadhramaut Museum in the city of Seiyun, which has a collection of artefacts related to the frankincense trade. The best time to visit Riyan is during the cooler months, from October to April. Temperatures can get very hot from May to September. While there aren't many documented tourist activities in the village itself, you can use Riyan as a base to explore the surrounding area. The city of Salalah in Oman, which is known for its beaches and monsoon season, is a day trip away.

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Airports near Riyan

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Riyan. Here's 4 airports that serve Riyan.

Aden International Airport

Located approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Riyan, Aden International Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport. It offers domestic and international flights to various destinations.


Sana'a International Airport

Situated around 600 kilometres northwest of Riyan, Sana'a International Airport is another option for travellers. However, due to the distance, it may be more convenient to take a connecting flight from Sana'a to a more local airport near Riyan.


Al Ghaydah Airport

Al Ghaydah Airport is a regional airport located in Al Ghaydah, which is approximately 300 kilometres east of Riyan. It serves as a domestic airport and offers flights to other cities within Yemen.


Al Mukalla International Airport

Although not as close as the other options, Al Mukalla International Airport is located around 400 kilometres southeast of Riyan. It is a commercial passenger airport that provides domestic and international flights.

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Using BNPL for your flights to Riyan gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Riyan

Discovering the many attractions of Riyan can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

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The Great Dam of Marib

This historical site dates back to around 700 BC and was an engineering marvel in its time. The dam was crucial for the Sabaean kingdom's flourishing agriculture and its innovative design allowed for controlled irrigation of the surrounding land. Today, visitors can explore the dam's ruins and learn about its role in Yemeni history.

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Suq Al-Jalha

Riyan's main marketplace is a hub for experiencing local culture. Shoppers can find a broad range of Yemeni goods, including hand-woven textiles, locally produced honey and spices and traditional silver jewellery. The souq is a great place to practice haggling skills and find unique souvenirs.

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Barakish Cemetery

This ancient necropolis is one of the most important archaeological sites in Yemen. The cemetery contains hundreds of tombs dating back to the 1st millennium BC. The tombs feature unique architectural styles and some have inscriptions that provide clues about the lives and beliefs of the ancient Yemenis.

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