Uninhabited Kubbar Island lies at a distance of 18 nautical miles south of Failaka Island opposite Al-Fahaheel coastline, and 19 nautical miles from Al-Zoor coast. It has many species of rare plants, in addition to some scarce corals. There are low hills in middle of the island, which gradually slope towards sea level. Its shores are quite and its sand is soft. Seagulls and flamingos exist there in great numbers. Preliminary measures such as limiting human activities on the island and its coast were implemented to protect the island from pollution, which would threaten its natural life. These measures were taken following the desertion of some rare birds and the disappearance of rare plants from the island. Tourism will surely flourish on the island once the project to turn it into a protected zone has been implemented.
Failaka Island lies twenty kilometers east of Kuwait City, opposite the Bay of that name, and 50 kilometers from the southernmost tip of Iraq. It is one of the most important islands of Kuwait. The Island of Failaka is one of the most beautiful and most famous islands of Kuwait. Pronounced “Failacha”, it combines the ancient history of Kuwait, dating back to the early Stone Age and the modern history of Kuwait. The home of Kuwait’s main archaeological site, Failaka’s history goes back to the Bronze Age Dilmun civilization, which was centerd in Bahrain. It may be assumed that there was at least inter-Gulf trade between 2200 and 1800 BC. The Greeks arrived in the 4th century BC in the form of a garrison sent by Nearchus, one of Alexander the Great’s admirals. A small settlement existed on the island prior to this, but it was as the Greek town of Ikaros that the settlement became a real city. The Greeks lived on Failaka for two centuries. Failaka Island had a small Greek colony from 325 to 150 BC and was part of a maritime trade route in the Ptolomeic era. The remains of a temple can be found there today. Coins and seals found there point to Failaka remaining an important trading post with links to Iraq, Persia, the Mediterranean, the Levant, India and Africa.
Visit www.failakaheritagevillage.com for more information on trips and packages
Qaruh Island is located at the southernmost part of the coastal zone of Kuwait .The Island is surrounded by coral reefs and is a well known breeding ground for birds and turtles. The lithology is composed mostly of medium to coarse sand with soft mud found in the southern coastal area.
Umm Al-Maradim Island
Umm Al-Maradim Island is located 15 kilometers to the east of An-Nuwaisib and covers an area of approximately 0.25 square kilometers. The shore of the island is formed of medium sand and coral reefs are located around the island. The island is a breeding ground for migratory birds.
Take the boat out, consult your GPS device and enjoy some Kuwait summer fun!
PAINTBALL is a combination of the childhood game “tag” and “hide & seek”, but is much more challenging and sophisticated. Although there are many different game formats, typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play “Capture the flag”. The number of players on each team can vary from one, two, five, seven, ten up to 18 on each side of the field. Games can be played either indoors or outdoors and take various forms, of which some of the most popular are scenario and speedball, also sometimes known as tourney ball under various circumstances. Rules for playing paintball vary widely, with most designed to ensure that participants enjoy the sport in a safe environment.
For more on PAINTBALL KUWAIT please visit www.paintball-kuwait.com
Aqua Park was inaugurated in 1995 and is the first and biggest water Park in the Arab Gulf Region. Spread over a total area of 60,000m3 it is located on Gulf Road next to the Kuwait Towers. Equipped with attraction for children and adults alike, this is definitely the place to be to beat the heat with a splash!
For more on Aqua Park please visit www.aquaparkkuwait.com
How could we tell you about all there is to do in Kuwait this summer without mentioning the ever-famous Jet Ski Rentals? Available to all throughout the year, not just during the summer months, you and your friends (or you, solo, if your friends are what you’re trying to get away from) can rent Jet Skis right off the Gulf Road shore, next to Kuwait Towers, to enjoy some solitary fun in the middle of the deep blue. Hot summer sun, splashing waves and high speeds make for a very self-sufficient, fun way to turn down the heat!
We don’t have a phone number, or website, but drive out to the shore next to Kuwait Towers – they’re a local landmark you can’t miss!
The most interactive entertainment centre in Kuwait. Whether you’re looking for fun with friends or family, sports activity & competition, or events that will be remembered – this is the place to be! With four locations; Salmiya, Kaifan, Discovery and Mahboula, they’ve made it impossible for you NOT to join the fun!
For more on COZMO please visit www.cozmobowling.com
THE SCIENTIFIC CENTER KUWAIT
During the Summer, The Scientific Center is introducing the 5th IMAX Film Festival, which shows four 3D films. And also introducing the SPEED interactive exhibit in Discovery Place. The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK) fortifies the message of scientific awareness in the State of Kuwait, while strengthening its cultural heritage.Its activities are dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge related to the environment. TSCK encourages people’s care and commitment in preserving the desert, marine life, and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf region.
For information, call 1 848 888 or visit www.tsck.org.kw
FLIGHT EXPERIENCE AT 360 MALL
Under the guidance of your instructor, you will experience the next best thing to flying a real commercial jet airliner. Choose from a wide variety of airports, weather conditions and options. You take control and taxi, takeoff, fly and land the aircraft yourself! Choose from over 24,000 airports worldwide. It is a real replica Boeing 737 simulator with full cockpit layout, instruments and systems.
For more info please contact 2530 9690
PRO KART KUWAIT
Karting dream in Kuwait became true, a professional pro karting circuit is open now, if you want to live the real completion racing challenge visit them at Jaber Al Ahmad International Circuit located on the 6th Ring Road between 50& 55 roads at the opposite side of 360 Mall. Pro Kart circuit is opened all week
days, special programs could be arranged for groups, schools, universities and teams wishing to participate in the championships (corporate) , 14 years old drivers are permitted to race (male & female) and they also we have dolphine karts for ages 5 to 8 years old and you can BOOK a birthday party for the kids .
For more information please call 9006 9121 or visit www.prokartkw.com.
WHAT IS K-LUE?
The idea of the game is about arranging a customized adventure where teams have to look for clues around Kuwait. You experience lots of unexpected situations that you have to overcome all while having fun and breaking one’s daily routine. Their way of moving out of this life is K-lue. An extraordinary treasure hunt on a national level, K-lue gives you the chance to experience a unique personally customized scavenger hunt for you and your friends to enjoy. If there is anything they promise, it’s a fun adventure! Be prepared to enjoy one of the most exciting quests. Don’t forget to bring your guts, if you don’t have any, please don’t come.
Visit www.k-lue.com for more information or call 9998 2286.