SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2002
Taiz, 11-13 October 2002
Taiz is one of the major cities in Yemen located at the
southwestern highlands at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. It is
located at the foot hill of Saber Mountain which is 3015 meters above sea level.
The name of the city appeared first at the 6th century
of Hegrah, 12th AD, when Turan Shah, the brother of Salahdeen,
arrived in Yemen in the year 1173 AD. Taiz was refortified by Salahdeen’s
brother, Taktakeen, the Aubid.
The second Rasulid King, Almaddhafar (1288 AD), established Taiz
as the second capital of the Rasulid Dynasity after Zabid.
Ibn Battutah visited Taiz in the fourteen
century and described it as one of the largest and most beautiful city of Yemen.
Taiz remained a walled city until 1948 when Imam Ahmed made it
the second capital of Yemen, allowing for expansion beyond its fortified wall.
Taiz today is the largest industrial base in Yemen, thanks
to the huge investment of the Hayel Saeed group, yet, it did not lose its
The weather in Taiz is fair and beautiful most of the time. It
tends to be slightly cold in the early morning and late evening. The average
temperature during daylight time in October is 32 0C.