The Port of Aden has a long history and has been influenced by many different cultures. It is a beautiful city with a mixed Arabic and British history. At the same time, the Port of Aden is undergoing major social and cultural changes. The area around the city boasts lagoons where many species of birds find refuge and beautiful sandy beaches.
The climate in the Port of Aden is very dry and hot, especially from May until September. Little rain falls, but there can be violent thunderstorms early in the year.
The Port of Aden can be divided into three areas. The Crater is the old commercial quarter where the ancient village was located. The Al-Tawahi is the business section, and the Ma'allah is the harbor area.
The Crater contains several beautiful mosques, the central market, and the city's two museums. Al-Tawahi, the Steamer Point, contains the tourist port, a statue of Queen Victoria, the old Hotel Univers, and the popular Aziz's Bookshop. Ma'allah is the main shopping district.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Aden by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises by searching for "Aden" on the Cruise Compete website.