Once upon a time, an ancient village called Taybeh found itself on the brink of extinction, unable to find its place in the modern world. Yet the local mayor, Abu Firas, never lost hope.
In an attempt to retain Taybeh’s rich heritage, as well as secure the livelihoods of its remaining families, Abu Firas presented an astonishingly progressive proposal to transform his village into a world-class resort.
His plan was simple: establish a cooperative relationship with a developer who would lease the village’s land and buildings, and allow the locals to participate in its growth. He understood, however, that it would take an exceptional investor to ensure Taybeh’s careful restoration.