The architecture is particularly striking due to its aestheticism. All the various shades of brown can be seen on the building facades or the narrow windows, often framed or decorated with white motifs. All different materials are used - stone, brick or earth. In Al-Mukallah, splendid residences display an indonesian style. They were built by Yemenites who had originate from Java and became rich. There is also an interesting trade of forged Iron, welded to decorate doors that are then painted in bright colours.