Deals on Milk at Shumaylah Hari

If you buy liter milk in the rectangular prism (I only know that term because I homeschool   🙂   tetra paks, Shumaylah Hari has had deals on it for quite sometime. I think because it expires like within a month it is reduced. I have been buying the reduced price milk for about the last two months and didn’t notice a change in quality.

Some time ago, it had Al Marai milk for only 90 riyals!  It is usually around 250-280 riyals per liter. That ship has sailed, but they have had other milk for about 150 riyals as well.

Storewide you will find deals so be sure to check them out if  you have the time.


Sana’a Apartments



Sana’a Apartments – Your Home in Yemen
17 Sana’a Apartments
Zubairy Street, Fannia Neighbourhood
Behind Haddah Street & Opposite Gumhouri Hospital
Sana’a, Republic of Yemen
+44 07596100653 (UK)

Another Yemen clothing store

We just recently shopped at the Al Azani stores for the first time in Yemen, well one of the three that are in Sana’a. There are 3 in Aden as well. There is a large one on Sharia Haddah (south of Sharia Sitteen). It is really large. We just saw two stories, but on the bag it says five stories.

The clothes are about the same quality as City Max I guess and the prices are comparable. The width of the store is not as large as City Max, but the “atmosphere” is more pleasant I thought.  They may have things other than clothes, but that’s all we discovered; there are at least two floors of clothes.

If you are heading south on Sharia Haddah and cross Sharia Sitteen, the store will be on the left, its pretty hard to miss as its rather large…..


Phone: 429000


For a listing of a few more stores in Sana’a, see:

Damaaj description

We homeschool here and one of my daughter’s recent writing assignments was to write a description of a place we had lived in. She chose to write about Damaaj, so I thought I would share it here…………..



Damajj is a small village in Sa’dah, Yemen. Damajj, which is surrounded by mountains, is very pretty. The village of Damajj is not fully developed. Most streets are not paved.   While you may be used to houses made of brick, in Damajj, houses are built out of mud and straw, as are the gates, which surround the houses.

Throughout the day, it is very quiet.  Children playing during the day, and at night the sound of crickets, were really the only sounds.

Many scorpions live there. The sting of scorpion can be dangerous, especially black ones. In order to heal these stings you can cut the back off (the stinger) and put it on the cut.

For most of the time, we did not have electricity, which meant we had to go to bed early. After a few months, we bought a generator and shared it with our friendly owners.

To have clean drinking, my brothers went to a water pump and filled dibuhs (jugs). They took many trips in one day.

Fasting during Ramadhan in Damajj was fun; from waking up before dawn to breaking my fast at Maghrib with crunchy samosas (deep fried pastries filled with vegetables and/or meat).

During our stay, we heard fighting from a local war that raged on behind the mountains in another part of Sa’dah. We lived very close to the mountains. One night we counted forty bombs that went off. Allhamdulilah nothing ever happened to us.

Although Damajj was really far out, I really liked it there.

December 29, 2008                                        

Apartments in Sanaa

There is a housing unit in Sana’a, run by, I believe, a British brother. 

You can find out details about the units here:

They are conveniently located in the Sharia Haddah area. I don’t have any personal experience dealing with them, but you might check them out. Sometimes it can be a real headache (trust me) dealing with local landlords. 

 (The site is really nice looking, masha Allah).

SAT in Yemen

I was at the other day (the people who make the SAT test) and saw that they have a representative in Yemen (to my surprise).

Here is the number for the Yemen representative in case you have questions about taking the SAT.


Off Algiers Street, P.O. Box 15508
Sana’a, Yemen
Tel: +967 1 400279/80/81
Fax: +967 1 206350
Payment: in local currency at the current exchange rate.

Also,  you can look for international testing centers here:

and look for other representatives in the middle east (other countries) here:


You can visit the Collegeboard site in general for resources and information about taking the SAT.



Also, on another group, someone mentioned that people might be able to take the GED at the embassy here.  You can use the link to the US Embassy in Sana’a for the embassy email if you would like to contact them to ask about the GED. If you do, and you get information, I would love for you to share it with me so I can post it here, insha Allah.