Qalansia is the second administrative town on Socotra island and it is about 1 and a half hours from Hadibo, with a paved road the entire way, Qalansia town is a charming and picturesque fishing village with its traditional houses and narrow alleyways. It has a few stores and a place to eat, but is mainly just a residential coastal village with access to the sea and people spending their days fishing and grazing animals. Just north of the village, beyond large sand dunes and some cliffs you can see many fishing boats and  from there you can go to Shuab Bay by boat.

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New sea port

The north-western part of Socotra is planned for construction of a new sea port. The field research works are about to be completed, which will be followed by a project developing. After the project is approved, an open tender for sea port construction will be announced.

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Qalansia is also a good spot for paragliding.

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