Getting there & away
The national carrier Yemenia (660123; fax 660510; 7am-noon & 3.30-5.30pm) flies from Suqutra to Al-Mukalla (US$50), Aden (US$50) and San’a (US$60) twice a week. It’s essential to book well in advance.
In theory it’s possible to charter a dhow to Suqutra from Al-Mukalla, but doing so is hardly recommended. The weather is unpredictable, the sea high and the dhows often overloaded. No boats operate during the summer monsoon season.