Sana'a, Yemen: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Sana'a, Yemen? If you're planning to go to Sana'a, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Sana'a, Yemen

Based on the climate and weather in Sana'a, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Sana'a, Yemen by month

January

Traveling to Sana'a in January, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

February

If you go to Sana'a in February, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

If you vacation in Sana'a during March, you are likely to find that it is warm, somewhat hazy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 30 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

April

If you go to Sana'a in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

June

If you are traveling to Sana'a in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

July

July here is hot, very hazy and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots

August

August here is hot, somewhat hazy and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

If you vacation in Sana'a during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

October

Traveling to Sana'a in October, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

November

November in Sana'a is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

December

December in Sana'a is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sana'a, Yemen

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sana'a, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Sana'a
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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