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Disinformation regarding Socotra island
Disinformation regarding Socotra island

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

Events
Our new project - a restaurant on 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.

Restorant Food
Mysterious Cave Art on Socotra
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."

archeology caves culture mumi
Yemenia Airlines begin flights between Dubai and Socotra
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.

Development
New System of Writing for Socotra Language Created by Russian Linguists
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.

Socotri Culture Development
Fly fishing - Socotra exploratory trip report
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.

Fishing on Socotra
 Socotra for cruisers. Report of sailing yacht Delta
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

Sailing on Socotra
Socotra governorate
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.

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We are looking for employees for Socotra.info Project
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.

Events
Russian archeologists on Socotra - new finds
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.

History Archeology
Schedule of flights to the island of Socotra
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.

Tourism
Amateur radio expedition to Socotra
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.

Events
Rain on Socotra
Rain on Socotra

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

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Defence Ministry: Israel leaks misinformation about Yemen
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.

Events
Booking tours to Socotra for 2011-2012
Booking tours to Socotra for 2011-2012

Monsoon winds over the island. Socotra, which is completely untouched by unrest on the mainland Yemen and is ready to receive tourists for the upcoming season.

Tourism Booking
Fictions about Socotra followed by provocative analytics
Fictions about Socotra followed by provocative analytics

Socotra, оne of the most beautiful, peaceful and quiet places on the planet is drawn into the dirty information war. In early July, Reuter's has startled the world by the terrible "news": "Yemeni island of Socotra is converted into "a pirates re-fueling hub". Facts, of course, was not given...

Pirates Events
Claudius Schulze - Support my Socotra Book!
Claudius Schulze - Support my Socotra Book!

It is over five years ago, that my interest in the very isle Socotra was ignited and almost one year, since I first set foot on it. In the mean time, I explored Socotra and the concept «island», spent over seven weeks worth of shooting on the island, got countless fleabites, took almost 20 000 pictures, walked my feet sore more than once, ruined two lenses and almost my knees, and spent all my savings. Now, after endless months of editing, the writing of many thousand words of text, and production of four dummies and one exhibition, I am at the point that I can proudly say: Yes! I am there; I have a book that is worth standing in one shelf with other great and famous volumes.

Photos
Fire in Socotra
Fire in Socotra

Thousands of palm trees, over twenty goats and three boats burned in Debnah Oasis,Yesterday 18th of June, 2011 by a fire blown by wind from a spot where rubbish is collected and burned.

Ecology
Summer Programs on Socotra
Summer Programs on Socotra

We invite you to visit Socotra on Summer, in a monsoon wind season, when Socotra gets a new face.

Internet Cafe on Socotra
Internet Cafe on Socotra

I`m Salem Ghnem, owner of the Internet Cafe on the Island of Socotra. I`m originaly from Socotra and happy to join this website.

development
The Socotrans greet each other by touching their noses.
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