WALKING THE LONGEST WADI IN ARABIA

21/11/2019 - 17:45
Chris Bradley
Room B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London. Reservations: email info@mbifoundation.com

After three weeks of walking solo for 500 km through Southern Arabia, Chris reached the Indian Ocean. Little known to the outside world, Wadi Hadramaut is rich in culture, history and stunning scenery. 

Chris became the first westerner in modern times to walk the entire length of Wadi Hadramaut in Southern Arabia, the longest wadi in Arabia. Solo and unsupported, it took him 21 days to cover a total distance of almost 500km through historical sites and well-armed tribal communities. His route took him past the mud skyscrapers of Shibam, an ancient incense trading town, little changed in 3,000 years. He then travelled onto the capital of Wadi Hadramaut at Seiyun, and to Tarim.

Co-hosted with the MBI Al Jaber Foundation
In order to reserve a seat for the lecture, please email info@mbifoundation.com as seating is limited.