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Failaka Island, Kuwait City

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See the remains of churches from the Byzantine era at Failaka Island. You'll walk on the grounds where Mesopotamians walked 2,000 years BCE and see pottery dating from 7th century. Before the invasion of Iraq people lived on the island, but today what's left of their former homes are riddled with bullet holes. Witness ancient remains and imagine what life looked like before the war. On site, go to the restaurant and try some local dishes. You can also rent a boat and go sailing or fishing here. Use our Kuwait City vacation trip planner to add Failaka Island and other attractions to your Kuwait City vacation plans.
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  • Failaka Island (14 km) is in the Persian Gulf, Kuwait. Its 20 km away from Kuwait City. Recommend for winter visit, make a reservation and travel by yacht from Marina Mall (recommend to take full pack...  more »
  • It is not prepared for tourism although the government repeatedly announced ambitious plans to develop it but nothing is done yet so there isn't much to do, there is a lonely cultural resort and a hot...  more »

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