Accommodation for Newcomers in Aden

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Immigration Accommodation in Aden Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Aden one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Aden for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Aden may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Aden take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Aden, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Aden is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Aden Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Aden as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Aden is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Aden for new immigration arrivals.

Aden ( AY-dən, AH-den; Arabic: عدنʿAdin/ʿAdan  Yemeni: [ˈʕæden, ˈʕædæn]) is a city, and since 2015, the temporary capital of Yemen, near the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 km (110 mi) east of the strait Bab-el-Mandeb. Its population is approximately 800,000 people. Aden’s natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano, which now forms a peninsula joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. This harbour, Front Bay, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between the 7th to 5th centuries BC. The modern harbour is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden gives its name to the Gulf of Aden.

Aden consists of a number of distinct sub-centres: Crater, the original port city; Ma’alla, the modern port; Tawahi, known as “Steamer Point” in the colonial period; and the resorts of Gold Mohur. Khormaksar, on the isthmus that connects Aden proper with the mainland, includes the city’s diplomatic missions, the main offices of Aden University, and Aden International Airport (the former British Royal Air Force station RAF Khormaksar), Yemen’s second biggest airport. On the mainland are the sub-centres of Sheikh Othman, a former oasis area; Al-Mansura, a town planned by the British; and Madinat ash-Sha’b (formerly Madinat al-Itihad), the site designated as the capital of the South Arabian Federation and now home to a large power/desalinization facility and additional faculties of Aden University.

Aden encloses the eastern side of a vast, natural harbour that comprises the modern port. A long time ago this necessitated the existence of Aden’s reservoirs, the Cisterns of Tawila. As described by 14th century scholar Ibn Battuta, “These reservoirs accumulate rainwater for the sole purpose of drinking for the city’s citizens. The city is prosperous with rich merchants living here and Indian vessels arriving for trade.” The volcanic peninsula of Little Aden[clarify] forms a near-mirror image, enclosing the harbour and port on the western side. Little Aden became the site of the oil refinery and tanker port. Both were established and operated by British Petroleum until they were turned over to Yemeni government ownership and control in 1978.

Aden was the capital of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen until that country’s unification with the Yemen Arab Republic in 1990, and again briefly served as Yemen’s temporary capital during the aftermath of the Houthi takeover in Yemen, as declared by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi after he fled the Houthi occupation of Sana’a. From March to July 2015, the Battle of Aden raged between Houthis and government forces of President Hadi. Water, food, and medical supplies ran short in the city. On 14 July, the Saudi Army launched an offensive to retake Aden for the Yemeni government. Within three days the Houthis had been removed from the city. Since February 2018, Aden has been seized by the Southern Transitional Council, that is supported by UAE, the Southern Transitional Council was formed from previous Aden Mayor Aidroos Alzubaidi after he was dismissed from his post by Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi together with sacked former Cabinet minister Salfi-religious leader Hani Bin Buraik.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Aden Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Aden may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Aden can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Aden

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Aden varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Aden use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Aden and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Aden for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Aden were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Aden area.



All renters in Aden have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Aden to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Aden Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Aden this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.


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