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Yemen – Ways of living with the heat


The city of Aden, on the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, is considered the economic capital of Yemen with more than 800,000 residents. The city’s natural harbor lies in the crater of a dormant volcano, which now forms a peninsula joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. The port of Aden is considered one of the largest natural ports in the world. The story of Aden as an ancient trading center dates back more than 3,000 years. (Photo by a member of the Al Jisr Collective)

ADEN, Yemen – Every July, temperatures increase dramatically in most of Yemen. In the city of Aden in the southern coastal area of the country, temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with humidity reaching up to 75 percent.

Here, we learn about how to stay cool in the summer in Aden.

Yemen - Ways of living with the heat

Al Jisr | The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S. Participants in “Al Jisr | The Bridge” Collective may republish their own work in whole or in part without acknowledging the Daily Wildcat.

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