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Hi, if you want to try travelling to Soqotra by boat try contacting the company below. I understand they can arrange passage to Soqotra for $150USD plus a financial gift to the captain of the boat. make sure you complete your trip before mid May as the monsoon weather makes travel by boat impassible.
Dhofar Shipping Services, PO Box 1333, Salalah - 211, Oman
tel: +968 23295556, fax +968 23294453
Saeed Bahmbura mobile +968 99493100
be prepared for a 36 to 48 hour trip. possible longer if something…

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Ok, as of 24th March 2016, here is the current situation.
If you are a westerner do not travel to Mainland Yemen at the moment. I have an Egyptian friend who just left Aden as it is too dangerous to live there at the moment. I know of one westerner living in Sana'a but he has a job and is well protected by local blokes who are his mates.
As of today the only flights to Soqotra are from Sayoon in the Hadramawt. This route is ok if you are from Yemen or Saudi but do not attempt this if you are…

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I am sure many of you who have been to Sanaa during the 2000's have met Michael, a white guy from Australia who had been living in Yemen for many years. When I met him in 05, 06 and 07 on my three trips to Yemen, he was working at (or running?) a travel agency in Sanaa catering to small groups of western tourists. He also frequently hung out at Taj Talha hotel in the old quarters of Sanaa since he was good friends with the owner.

This is him: Image on Picload

Has anyone seen him or heard about…

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Hi everyone,

I'm tentatively planning a trip to Aden to study Arabic and there doesn't seem to be a consolidated thread about traveling there to study arabic, so I wanted to start one.

I am planning on going next year, probably August. I just wanted to know if anybody had a name of a private teacher or suggestions for finding one once I get there.

Thanks.

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I noticed some airlines are running flights to and from Yemen this summer and was planning on visiting Yemen during that time. If I went, it would be during a study abroad term in France, so I would fly from Paris through Cairo to Sana'a, most likely.

I understand things change rapidly in the Middle East, but do you think there's any chance Sana'a will be possible to visit this June? Also, I would be traveling solo. Thanks for your thoughts!

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Socotra

So, with Yemenia currently suspending all flights, and Felix as well, does this mean there's no way to get on/off Socotra?

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i m back from soqotra and i had a wonderful time there.
i did the trip with SOCOTRA-TREK.COM and my driver was Salem and the guide Mahdi!
They did a great job, all perfect organised and had a lot of fun on the island.
even the unrest on the mainland, socotra is far away and totally safe.
i know in autumn yemenia has direct flight from dubai again which is great!

for me its probably the most beautiful place i have ever been and i will ever be!

go for it!!!

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Hi everyone,

I'm tentatively planning a trip to Socotra in June and noticed that there doesn't seem to be a consolidated thread about traveling there, so I wanted to start one. Here's information I've pulled from other threads and my own research:

  1. Flights -- Generally you have to fly through Sana'a, though there was until recently a Felix Airways flight from Sharjah that stops in Mukalla (you don't have to deplane but will be on the tarmac for a bit). There's conflicting information about…

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Updating my earlier post ... The direct Dubai-Socotra flights on Yemenia are apparently about to stop going -- they're no longer showing on Priceline or Yemenia websites after late March. I had been thinking about using one in April...

And just now, noticing that the Felix Air flights from Sharjah also weren't showing up online anymore, I emailed them and got the following back from the "Felixairways Call Center": THE FLIGHT IS CANCELLED FOR MAR AND APRIL .

Other than the ongoing issues on…

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hi there

im looking for a travel mate for socotra. the flight is dubai-socotra-dubai!
i have a great offer from a serious agency.
if you are interested let me know. it would be more fun an cut down the price of course!

cheers
sandra