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(all: tĭhä`mə), narrow, extremely arid lowland region along the west coast of the Arabian peninsula, extending c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) from the Gulf of Aqaba S to the Bab el Mandeb straits. Some agriculture is practiced on oases, and several deep inlets, called sharms, provide excellent anchorages along the coast.
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However, other tribes in Asir Region such as "Saraah and Tihamah" are known for their folk dance of "Alkhatwa" and "Aldamah" which they perform in local and international occasions.
One aspect of the region's heritage that attracted visitors this year, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), was the section on the traditional houses of Tihamah, on the Red Sea coast.
Beginning in the 1970s, the cultivation of cotton--both in the Tihamah coastal plain in the north and in the coastal plain east of Aden--was strongly supported by the respective national governments, and for a while it contributed significantly to national income, at the end of the 20th century, a significant decline in world cotton prices, as well as the high costs of initiation and development, meant that the Yemeni cotton industry was not competitive.
"The aggressors were defeated with all their power and equipment," he said in remarks aired on al-Masirah TV as he praised "the children of Tihamah", referring to the general area in Yemen's West coast.
Most deportees were reportedly returned to the impoverished Tihamah region located on the west coast of Yemen, many of whom remained displaced and highly vulnerable to exploitation, including trafficking.
El-Demerdash MA, Hegazy AK, Zilay AM (1995) Vegetation-soil relationships in Tihamah coastal plains of Jazan region, Saudi Arabia.
His reign is notable for the expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516-1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself.
The mountains slope down to the Red Sea and to the fertile plain called the Tihamah. Fruits, nuts, grains, qat (more about that later), and coffee grow in abundance up in the mountains and on the hot, humid plain.
Remote and unfamiliar locations feature strongly, with the collection concentrating on the people and places of the Hijaz, Najd, al-Hasa, Ha'il and the north, Asir, Najran and the Tihamah, to illustrate a way of life now all but completely gone.
al-Walid against the Arabs of the lower Tihamah to summon them to Islam but not to fight them.
Habala is a small mountain village that occupies 65,000 square meters of land at 2,000 meters above sea level and overlooks Tihamah.