At Turbah (alternatively, Turbat Dhubhan) is a town near the coast of the Red Sea in Taiz Governorate, Yemen. It lies about 75 km from Taiz and is about 1,800 metres above sea level. Its population in 2004 was 10,505.
Etymology & HistoryEdit
The name Turbah in Semitic means 'ancient cemetery', in reference to the bones of the ancestors mixing with the soil. Various places are named Turbah or Al Turbah. Turbat Dhubhan became known as Al-Turbah after its urbanization as a regional capital during the Ottoman era.
Karib 'il Watar CampaignEdit
Center of the Zurayid ramp stateEdit
Trade with AzaniaEdit
Invention of coffeeEdit
Muhammad Ibn Said Al Dhobhani, a 15th-century Sufi Imam, who traded goods between Yemen & Ethiopia, introduced the first coffee beans to Yemen. Within a short period coffee was exported out of Mocha & Aden to the rest of the world.