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5 Best Islands to Visit in Kuwait

Last updated on April 8, 2019

Nestled between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait is one of the Gulf countries’ most oil-rich countries and is famous for the glamorous way of life it offers. It’s also a fantastic destination to experience an authentic taste of contemporary Arab culture and, alas, the joys of luxury island living.

Whether you’re in search of history and culture or watersports and body bronzing, here are the 5 best islands to visit in Kuwait.

Failaka-Island, Kuwait

1. Kubbar Island ~ The Great Escape

This green and beautifully sandy island is located in the Arabian Gulf, some 30 kilometres off Kuwait’s southern coast. This tiny islands has a diameter of less than 400 metres and feels like a true tropical escape. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife – the flamingos are famous! Kubbar Island’s coral reefs also make it a popular destination for scuba divers.

Tip: Kubbar Island is uninhabited and undeveloped, so be sure to pack a picnic.

2. Green Island ~ Perfect for Families

Green Island is one of Kuwait’s most popular tourist destinations. It was the first artificial island created in the Persian Gulf region and is one of the latest islands, with an impressive 3.14 kilometre diameter. There’s plenty for visitors (especially families) to enjoy, including a huge swimming pool, amphitheatre, bouncy castles, children’s playground, bike rental, walking trails and a fantastic picnic area.

Tip: There are plenty of great restaurants on the island, with plenty of options for picky kids, making this a great island for families.

It is famous for its ornithological history and attracts birdwatchers from all over the world, paritculalry during the summer breeding season.

Tip: Keep an eye on the sea as well as the sky and you may spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins doing their thing.


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