Shibam, Yemen: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Shibam, Yemen

Based on the climate and weather in Shibam, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Shibam, Yemen by month

January

January for Shibam is hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Shibam is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Shibam in March, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Shibam in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Shibam in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Shibam in June, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Shibam in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Shibam in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Shibam in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Shibam in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Shibam in December, you will notice that it is hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Shibam, Yemen

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shibam, 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 Shibam
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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