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Last boat on Socotra

60-foot catamaran with a Russian-Ukrainian crew came to Socotra. They were the first who visited Socotra in the season the south-east monsoon, which still strong now.

 
More Sailors on Socotra

Two more sailing boats have visited Socotra on their way to the Red Sea. German catamaran and Irish yacht spent on Socotra for about a week. It was a pleasure to meet interesting people, some of them live aboard for more than 10 years.

 
Cruisers on Socotra

Sailors is lucky people. Now they are the only ones who can come to Socotra and see our beautiful island. The rest are waiting until direct flight from Dubai starts.

 
New direct flight Dubai-Socotra-Dubai

Good news! November 27 will start a new direct flight from Dubai to Socotra.

 
The second cyclone Megh passed directly over Socotra island

Socotra was hit again by the storm. A lot of destroyed houses all over the island. There are several dead. Half of our restaurant was destroyed. The ship carrying humanitarian aid ran aground during a storm.

 
Cyclone Chapala. Storms over Socotra - before and after

Strong cyclone passed near Socotra. We had heavy rain, strong wind and big waves. Several photos taken before and after the storm.

 
Disinformation regarding Socotra island

Now misinformation came from the Iranians who reported that "Saudi Arabia Building-Up Naval Base on Occupied Yemeni Island Socotra"

 
Our new project - a restaurant on Socotra

We have launched a new project on Socotra - a seafood restaurant. Almost all we have built with our own hands. Now we are working on the menu and train the staff. At the beginning of the tourist season we will provide you a tasty and well-cooked food.

 
Mysterious Cave Art on Socotra

"Our mission is to document the presence of rock art located in the depths of Dahaisi cave using the latest photographic techniques. We are hoping they will help us uncover and study the animal and human figures, crosses, and strange array of geometric patterns that adorn the walls of the final chamber."

 
Yemenia Airlines begin flights between Dubai and Socotra

Yemenia Airlines has announced that they will begin direct flights by the mid of Feb, between Dubai and Socotra. Flight to Socotra on Sundays. Return flight - on Wednesdays.

 
New System of Writing for Socotra Language Created by Russian Linguists

A group of Russian linguists under the direction of a correspondent of RAS, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies Vitaly Naumkin developed a writing system for the archaic language of the Yemeni island of Socotra. The indigenous population of Socotra speaks a dialect of the local Socotra unwritten language, related to the modern Semitic Modern South Arabian languages, as well as in Arabic.

 
Fly fishing - Socotra exploratory trip report

Three weeks ago I set out to film an exploratory fly fishing trip to the Socotra archipelago with Edward Truter who was representing Tourette Fishing. There was a huge amount of excitement among us fly fishing bums as Socotra has proved to be an incredible destination for jigging and popping for GT’s and other species with proof coming from the trips Wild Sea Expedition has done there. The average size and number of GT’s is simply astounding and it is certainly a prime spot for this kind of fishing. Owing to the structure and location of the islands the average size and quality of fish species is incredible.

 
 Socotra for cruisers. Report of sailing yacht Delta

"On our way back from a circumnavigation, in March 2014 we started from Maldives, headed to visit the Socotra island in Yemen and become the first sailing yacht to come there in recent years... In our opinion, navigation from India, Sri-Lanka or the Maldives to Bab-el-Mandeb with a stopover on Socotra is a good alternative to navigation with stops in Oman and continental Yemen." Andrey Nevzorov, Captain of sailing yacht Delta

 
Socotra governorate

The Law No. 31 for 2013 was issued on Wednesday establishing the governorate No. 22 of the Socotra archipelago with Hadibo as its capital city.

 
We are looking for employees for Socotra.info Project

Socotra.info Project opens a position of a Socotra island tourism manager and a customer manager.

 
Russian archeologists on Socotra - new finds

A Yemeni-Russian team that has been working together for five years in Yemen discovered last week a building on Socotra Island that dates back the eighth century A.D.

 
Schedule of flights to the island of Socotra

There are two options how to get to the island of Socotra - through Sanaa, capital of Yemen, or directly from the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah). In a situation of pent-up demand, we recommend to book flights in advance.

 
Amateur radio expedition to Socotra

International amateur radio expedition to Socotra 7O6T has completed its work. For the first time amateurs from around the world could get a radio signal from the island of Socotra.

 
Rain on Socotra

Today on Socotra passed heavy rains. There was no rain since November last year, causing the drought on the island.

 
Defence Ministry: Israel leaks misinformation about Yemen

Defence Ministry of Yemen has affirmed that the Israeli intelligence was behind the leaking of misinformation about the arrival of American troops to the Yemeni island of Socotra with of establishing a military base.