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Failaka Island, Ahmadi

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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 Ahmadi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ahmadi trip planner.
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  • For 20kd pp we had an amazing outing from the start to the end. We walked around the resort and the ruins post-war, taking beautiful pictures. Also joined the tour. Food was way beyond...  more »
  • I am wondering why this good place kept without investments which could add value to this beautiful island which left without any facilities,nothing to do there just ruins of old beautiful island...  more »
  • This is a very big Island near Kuwait under the Kuwait boundary. this place is inhabitant right now and it is under military control although you can visit the island and you can stay one or two night there. there are few of the houses present where you can stay by giving money. there is also one or two Resort present but they are a bit expensive the main attraction of this Island is there are many damaged scrapped Military vehicle present inside the island which were destroyed during Gulf War. another thing this Island is archaeological very enriched this Island was he was habitant by people long long ago, thousands of years ago. another thing about this Island is the sea water colour is very beautiful it's almost blue to Green and there are also a few camel farm present inside the island there is a specific ferry for carrying your personal vehicle to the island ferry time usually change with the time and weather
  • It's a barren land (almost) with relics of Gulf War all around. This calm n quiet place will surely be a relaxing gateway for you. Please plan your food, transportation etc beforehand as it would be very difficult to manage those locally. We stayed there overnight. But my suggestion would be going for one day trip if you have your family along with.

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