|Ali Hussain Mushaima, publisher
Ali Hussain Mushaima founded Arab World Tours in 1994 and, along with editor Archie D'Cruz, launched the print edition of the Visitor's Complete Guide to Bahrain in 1996. The guide has evolved tremendously in that time, growing from 64 pages in that first year to 228 pages today.
The second country in the Visitor's Complete Guide series was launched in 2004 with the release of a guide to Yemen, while a third, on Oman, is due out in 2006.
Yemen and Oman are among Ali's favourite foreign destinations. He often organises adventure and camping trips for tourists to Yemen, while he is planning a Friendship Tour drive from Muharraq (Bahrain) to Muscat (Oman) shortly.
The Friendship Tour is the second of its type. In 2004, Ali drove more than 23,000 kms, across 20 countries, from Arabia to Europe. The trip, which took three months, was captured in the recently released book From Dilmun to Dublin and Beyond.