State of Conservation (SOC)
Historic Town of Zabid (2009)
Danger List: Yes
Other Threats: a) Serious degradation of the city’s heritage (many houses and the ancient souq are in an alarming deterioration state);
Document Source: WHC-09/33.COM/7A
Threats*:Deliberate destruction of heritage Housing Illegal activities Land conversion Management systems/ management plan
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).