The oldest skyscrapers date back to the 16th century and located in the city of Shibam (Yemen) is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning. His impressive towers like grown at the foot of the cliff probably why nicknamed "Manhattan of the desert».
Most of the city's buildings were rebuilt in the 19th century.
Now the city is home to about 7,000 residents, each building requires constant maintenance in order to combat erosion. As the rain and other weather conditions slowly destroying this wonderful city. Streets in the city are too narrow, so there is no such as transport.