Failaka Island, Kuwait City

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#7 of 10 in Parks in Kuwait
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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  • The island is by far the largest one and can be reached from two destinations : Ras Al Saliyah and from the Marina Crescent. Unfortunately despite the beautiful beaches the island has been ignored sin...  more »
  • Failaka Island was a nice break away from Kuwait City. After a boat ride with stunning views of Kuwait City, we walked through the Heritage Village. This showed how the residents lived in the past, an...  more »
  • The islands of Kuwait and is yacht an hour and wanted to get some quiet time and a short distance where recreation beaches extravaganza
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  • Lovely Place , Kids Can Enjoy, In other Words Kuwaits Boredom Killler
  • If you are in Kuwait you can not escape this piece of history. We booked a day tour with The Ikarus booth outside Starbucks at the outer exit of Marina mall. Ikaros is also the Greek name which was given to the island during the time of Alexander the Great. Our package included to and fro transfer as well as a buffet lunch. The service was excellent and we got a personal jet boat. The lunch was limited variety but doable. You will have to check if there are other options to eat but we were more into exploring the island than searching for food. Additionally we were carrying a bag full of snacks. Failaka Island takes you back to the ancient history of kuwait. The island has a beautiful beach to spend your day on. We did kayaking and enjoyed the sea and the sunset. There is an interesting museum which has specimens from the Bronze Age and the earlier kuwait civilization. Apart from this our package also included a bus tour of the island. We saw camel farming as well as some warfare antiques left after the 91/92 invasion of Kuwait. It's best to visit between November to April as you will experience cooler breeze and a pleasant weather.
  • A remote island which resonates kuwait's history...its meant for relaxation and pleasure away from the hustle of the city...packed with outdoor activities, its recommended for family and friends get aways
  • Very nice
  • It worth to go and see the archaeological sites

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