10 Attractions to Explore Near Failaka Island
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Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
26.37km from Failaka Island
A cultural complex located in Kuwait, owned by the Amiri Diwan. It consists of six main components; The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Space Museum, Arabic Islamic Science Museum, Fine Arts Centre and the external spaces known as the Public Realm. The Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is an 18-hectare site making it the world’s largest museum complex.
28.32km from Failaka Island
A group of three slender towers in Kuwait City, standing on a promontory into the Persian Gulf. They were the sixth, and the last group in the larger Kuwait Water Towers system of 34 towers (33 store water; one stores equipment), and were built in a style considerably different from the other five groups. The Kuwait Towers were officially inaugurated in March 1979 and are regarded as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.
Al Hamra Tower
29.52km from Failaka Island
With a height of 414 meters, Al Hamra Tower is the tallest building in Kuwait, and the tallest carved concrete skyscraper in the world, besides its spectacular structure the tower contains other things that attract tourist such as the luxurious shopping center, restaurants, theaters, and a unique 900 square meter reception hall on the ground floor.
The Grand Mosque of Kuwait
31.21km from Failaka Island
The Great Mosque, also known for the locals as “Al-Masjid Al-Kabir” is the largest mosque in Kuwait, near the Persian Gulf. The mosque is built on Andalusian style and accommodates over 10,000 people, it also has a large library divided into two sections, the first section is for religious people, and the second is for the non-Arabic Muslims and the non-Muslims.
31.56km from Failaka Island
At 372 meter high, the Liberation Tower is the second largest structure in Kuwait, it was named after the Iraqi invasion. It’s a telecommunication tower used by the ministry of transportation, but there is a fancy revolving restaurant and an observation deck which attracts a lot of visitors.
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre
33.54km from Failaka Island
Informally known as the Kuwait Opera House, it is a prominent cultural center in Kuwait. It is the largest cultural center and opera house in the Middle East.
Contemporary Art Platform
35.02km from Failaka Island
A non-profit private organization founded in 2011 by art collector Amer Huneidi. Dedicated to developing and supporting the arts in Kuwait and the region.
Historical Vintage & Classic Cars Museum
35.46km from Failaka Island
The museum is in Kuwait's Shuwaikh Industrial Area; the exhibition features more than 35 rare, classic cars, you also will get the chance to see famous cars such as James Bond Aston Martin DB5, and Queen Elizabeth Chrysler. The museum hosts important events and competitions in the car field.
45.71km from Failaka Island
Kubbar is an island in Kuwait in the Persian Gulf, known for its beautiful blue water and sandy beaches. What makes the island so special are the flocks of birds and rare coral reefs which makes it an ideal place for diving. The island is nearly circular, with a diameter of 370 to 380 meters.
53.83km from Failaka Island
The highest point in Kuwait, standing at 1,004 feet ( 306 meters) high. During the Gulf War, the Iraq forces planned to launch bombs while they were on the ridge to threaten Saudi Arabia. Coalition forces later used the rocky outcroppings for communication towers.
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Failaka Island, Kuwait
Island on the coast of Kuwait. In 2000 B.C., Mesopotamians settled in Failaka at least a century before the Dilmun civilization. Traders from the Sumerian city of Ur occupied Failaka and ran a mercantile business. Failaka had many Mesopotamian-style buildings typical of those found in Iraq dating from around 2000 B.C.