HOW TO GET THERE

Since the reopening of the commercial air route to Socotra, the ABU DHABI - SOCOTRA connection has become 100% reliable allowing tourism on the island once again. Today you can reach Socotra with a weekly NON-STOP DIRECT FLIGHT from Abu Dhabi that is scheduled for every Monday.

It's a governmental charter flight and they do not offer online booking yet.  This unfortunately means that in order to get a seat on this in demand flight you need to be assisted by a local agency. To ease this process we use our local contacts to help make your flight reservations.

TRANSPORT

WE ASSIST YOU AND HELP YOU WITH THE FLIGHT BOOKING.

Scheduled flight details :
MONDAYS Abu Dhabi to Socotra
FLIGHT NO 476
10:00 Depart Abu Dhabi (AUH)
11:30 Arrive Socotra (SCT)

MONDAYS Socotra to Abu Dhabi
FLIGHT NO 477
13:00 Depart Socotra (SCT)
16:00 Arrive Abu Dhabi (AUH)

VISA

All tourists need a Yemeni visa to visit Socotra island. WE TAKE CARE OF THE WHOLE PROCEDURE FOR YOU.
The process usually takes 7/10 days and the visa will be issued here by the island authorities.
Free yourself from the headache of complicated visa procedures. The experienced staff at “Welcome to Socotra” have got you covered.

The only thing we need from you is a photo of the main page of your passport. Once we obtained your visa we will send you a copy by email, you just need to print it and show it at the Dubai check-in counter in order to board the flight. We will be waiting for you with the original copy of your visa at the arrival hall at the Socotri airport.



TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

TRAVELLING TO DUBAI
U.A.E. is open to tourists once again.
Please visit the government's webpage for the latest updates according to your country of your origin.

TRAVELLING FROM U.A.E. TO SOCOTRA
> DUBAI In order to board your flight to Socotra you must present a negative PCR test result (maximum validity 72 hours). There are no more controls on the land border between the Dubai emirate and the Abu Dhabi emirate so you can travel without any problem.
> ABU DHABI : No more quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. From September 5th, you can travel quarantine-free to Abu Dhabi if you’ve been fully vaccinated. You must register via the ICA Smart Travel Service.
https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals
> TRANSIT IN ABU DHABI : Alternatively, if you don't want to actually enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi, you can simply fly to Abu Dhabi airport and be on the way to your final destination Socotra. Please note: transit time must not exceed 24 hours.


TRAVELLING FROM SOCOTRA TO ABU DHABI
The day before leaving the island we'll take you to Khalifa hospital in Hadibo for a rapid antigen test. With a negative result you'll be allowed to board your flight back to Abu Dhabi. After you have disembarked from your flight in Abu Dhabi, medical authorities at the airport will perform a free of charge, mandatory PCR test.