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The wind of change on Socotra
The wind of change on Socotra

Summer south-west monsoon begins on Socotra. We hope that the summer wind will scatter away all those oddities, lies and misunderstandings that are now happening around tourism on Socotra. We hope that in September there will be a regular flight from the Emirates that will be available to ordinary tourists without fear that the flight will be canceled or postponed.

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Sailors watching Socotra
Sailors watching Socotra

Sailors, who came to Socotra at the end of the southwest monsoon, could see what was happening on Socotra in the summer. The weather is very different from the usual. In the mountains is cool and cloudy. On the north shore of Socotra blowing very strong wind.

Sailing on Socotra Summer Wind
Summer monsoon winds on Socotra
Summer monsoon winds on Socotra

Southwest monsoon wind becomes very strong on the northern coast of Socotra in the summer months. At same time there is rainy and cold weather in the mountain part of Socotra.

Summer Wind weather
The second cyclone Megh passed directly over Socotra island
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.

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Cyclone Chapala. Storms over Socotra - before and after
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.

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3-day summer programs for Socotra
3-day summer programs for Socotra

Short summer programs for 3 days (Wednesday-Saturday), adapted to the flights Sharjah-Socotra-Sharjah.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
10-day trekking program for the summer season
10-day trekking program for the summer season

We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face. The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island. Our new trekking program developed for a summer season is for those who love hiking and photographing.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Summer programs on Socotra
Summer programs on Socotra

Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Shuab bay in summer time
Shuab bay in summer time

Shuab Bay - very windy place in the summer. We came here by car to enjoy the extraordinary view.

Wind Summer Shuab
Summer Wind on Socotra
Summer Wind on Socotra

The main sign of the summer on Socotra - a very strong wind across the northern coast.

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Spend your holiday on Socotra in summer, the time of many curious and interesting things
Spend your holiday on Socotra in summer, the time of many curious and interesting things

Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Socotra in summer time – new 10-days trekking program
Socotra in summer time – new 10-days trekking program

Socotra is a very peaceful place. There are no armed riots. We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face. The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island. Our new trekking program developed for a summer season is for those who love hiking and photographing. For your safety we offer to overfly Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, and to come to Socotra from Shardja.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Weather & Seasonality of Socotra
Weather & Seasonality of Socotra

Though Socotra’s climate is rather equable, it is also characterized by seasonal variability, which is recommended to be taken into account when planning a trip to the island.

Weather Sea Wind
Sand dunes of Archer
Sand dunes of Archer

High snow-white sand dunes in the northeast of the island make one of the most beautiful places on Socotra.

Archer Wind
Kitesurfing on Socotra
Kitesurfing on Socotra

Socotra was tried only by a few kite surfers.

Wind Sea Kiting
Windsurfing on Socotra
Windsurfing on Socotra

Socotra can be too dangerous for wave-riding, but it is an excellent place for measuring speed during a monsoon season...

Windsurfing Sea Summer Denis Romanov
    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.
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