Kubbar Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Kubbar 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.
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45.71km from Kubbar Island
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.
Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
53.25km from Kubbar 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.
Contemporary Art Platform
59.19km from Kubbar 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.
59.22km from Kubbar 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
59.28km from Kubbar 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.
60.07km from Kubbar 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.