Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAdi Dawan is a town and desert valley in central Yemen. IT is located in the Hadhramaut Governorate. THe town is noted for its mud brick buildings.ON January 18, 2008, an ambush attack on Belgian tourists traveling in a convoy through the valley took place. A Convoy of four jeeps carrying 15 tourists to Shibam were ambushed by gunmen in a hidden pickup truck.TWo Belgian women, Claudine Van Caillie, of Bruges, 63, and Katrine Glorie, from East Flanders, 54, as well as two Yemenis, a driver and a guide, were killed; another man was also heavily wounded, several others suffered minor wounds.THe tourists were repatriated to Belgium on January 19, except the injured man, who remained in Sanaa.