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04/04/2013 11:44

British Ambassador at Yemen visits Socotra

08/10/2012 16:53

Socotra: A Jewel Of Biodiversity in the Middle East

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05/04/2012 10:15

Read a recent report about diving in Socotra, Yemen

My dive buddy & I just returned from a week in Socotra with a day in Sanaa at either end of our stay. All our local arrangements were made by Abduljameel of Socotra Eco Tours (Socotra Eco-tours - Tourist guide on Socotra specialised in eco-tourism e-mail:-...
15/12/2011 09:59


Dear Friends, 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...
21/10/2011 18:16

Getting visa to visit Socotra via Sharjah( The United Arab Emirates)

Now you can get your visa within 10 minutes from the Yemeni Consulate in Dubai. You just need an invitation letter from a tour operator in Socotra in addition to a letter from the immigration office in Socotra to be addressed to the Yemeni Consulate in Duabi.  Once you get your visa there,...
04/07/2011 09:58

Fire of Debnah Oasis (Socotra Archipelago)

Due to the long isolation of the Archipelago, Socotris had to look for food and medicine in entire Socotra. People from the coastal areas live on fish and dates grown in valleys and lagoons (Socotra is mostly dry so most of the valleys and lagoons are planted by trees), while shepherds ...
26/06/2011 14:52

Fire in Debnah Oasis

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.  A woman from Debnah village was burning rubbish on a spot of Debnah Oasis. Wind blew fire towards...
29/05/2011 11:09

New Birds added to the Archipelago lists last March, 2011 by Richard Porter and Ahmed Saeed

Three new vagrants birds are added to the Archipelago list last march,2011 By Richard Porter and Ahmed Saeed; Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis, Watercock Gallicrex cinerea and Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris Check the species updated checklists at All the...
29/05/2011 10:53

Turtle nesting season starts in Socotra

As every year in May, sea turtle nesting season on Socotra´s beaches has started, going on till the end of August. Every night turtle females crawl out of the sea and cross the beach to lay their eggs in the sand. After choosing the right spot, they start to dig a nest with their hind ...
30/03/2011 21:53

Socotra Archeology

A lecture on Socotra Archeology was presented by Socotra Archeology deputy manager Mr.Ahmed Pilla. The lecture held in EPA Socotra building on last wednesday.The lecturer gave an overview of Socotri archeology which was appreciated by attandance.

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