Socotra is a conservative Muslim culture, and so there are a few things you should be aware of:

  • Please do not take photos of women.
  • In town and other public places women should wear shorts and long sleeves and trousers or a long skirt. Sleeveless tops are considered offensive. In the privacy of the beaches however they may wear shorts or swim suits.
  • Alcohol is a prohibited substance. Tourists are allowed to bring one bottle for personal consumption, but please do not offer it to locals.

If you have further questions, your guide will tell you what is considered appropriate behavior, to avoid causing offense. Please respect him and the other local people.