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. Add Failaka Island to your Kuwait City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kuwait City trip planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Failaka island is the biggest island and could be reached from Marina crescent for less than an hour. Unfortunately the island is under utilised and needs lots of improvements though it has great pote...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    The average rating is due to the lack of direction in the hesitation to close the place off - or develop - it is a serious archaeological place of interest and has remained in a post invasion limbo. P...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    How will go there.how much money for fullday.any vehicle available there.food available there.in Ramadan holidays available there  more »

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