The staggering breadth and diversity of Yemen’s landscapes and peoples is not something easily conveyed. Here, in this remarkable celebration of his homeland, Mahmoud Al-Shaibani presents a breathtaking panorama that sweeps in the mountains and valleys, the plains and seas, and the myriad of different communities that live in this ancient land.
His is a remarkable achievement, the fruit of tireless years traversing the country back and forth like no other. We are fortunate to be able to have this window into this rare corner of Arabiaa land of stark geographical contrasts inhabited by a people whose way of life has often scarcely changed since the dawn of settled civilization.
Mahmoud Al-Shaibani has twenty-six years of experience in the tourism field and is the general manager of Universal Touring Company. He has crisscrossed the country countless times over the years and here presents his remarkable collection for the first time.
Victor Henderson, CMG, served as British Ambassador in Yemen from 1997 to 2001.”