Shopping

There are not so many opportunities to buy souvenirs on Socotra. So if you see something you like don’t wait for later and buy it at the spot.

  • Socotra Women Association shop, in Hadibo opens in morning hours and late afternoon. You will find incense burners, rugs, woven baskets, some jewellery, solar lamps.
  • Honey Association shop, in Hadibo opens in morning hours and then late afternoon till night. You can buy highly praised Socotri honey, traditional sets for making fire, some traditional utensils, some jewellery.
  • Old Hadibo market, street corner near Internet Café: women sell traditional incense burners decorated by dragon blood and sticks for cleaning teeth (miswak).
  • Dragon blood, frankincense, woven strips for comfortable sitting (habwa) and other traditional souvenirs are usually offered in eco-campsites: children sell them in Raqlah, Homhill, Erher and Ras Irsil.