The most beautiful postal stamps issued for the Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and Socotra were the stamps devoted to Arab culture and folklore.
Socotra has five wildlife reserves.
The north-western part of Socotra is planned for construction of a new sea port. The field research works are about to be completed.
Socotra was a refuge for pirates for centuries.
There are many spelling variants of the name of the Island.
Socotra suffers great losses from goats.
Dragon tree's resin, you can buy on the Island, has strong antiseptic and immunostimulating properties.
Guido Adler was the first one in studying Socotran folk music.
During World War II Socotra was used as a basis for the Dutch squadron.
In the central part of the East China Sea there is also Socotra Island. It is interesting to note that both Socotra islands are indirectly related to each other.
For an Adenese-Socotran expedition, in 1960 there were issued special postage stamps.
Socotra has a great number of caves some of which stretching for tens of kilometers.
Socotra has been famous for pearl fishery since the earliest times. The Socotrans are excellent free divers.
Soviet military base has never been established in Socotra.
Some theorists of literature consider Socotra to be the prototype of Prospero Island mentioned in Shakespeare's play «The Tempest».
As far back as in Alexander of Maсedon’s times Socotra supplied a great deal of not only frankincense and myrrh, but also Dragon’s blood, which was rubbed in by gladiators before combats for quick wound healing.
The origin of Socotra's name is still wrapped in mystery. The Socotrans call their island Sacatri.
Like in Yemen Socotran men wear skirts.
The Socotrans greet each other by touching their noses.