The most beautiful postal stamps issued for the Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and Socotra were the stamps devoted to Arab culture and folklore.
Socotra has five wildlife reserves.
The north-western part of Socotra is planned for construction of a new sea port. The field research works are about to be completed.
Socotra was a refuge for pirates for centuries.
There are many spelling variants of the name of the Island.