Failaka

Failaka

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Feilaka

(fīlä`kä), island, 15 sq mi (39 sq km), Kuwait, in Persian Gulf 17 mi (27 km) E of Kuwait City. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it was the site of an outpost established by Alexander the Great's general NearchusNearchus
, fl. 324 B.C., Macedonian general, b. Crete; friend of Alexander the Great. In 325 B.C., Alexander, about to leave India, had a fleet built in the Indus to transport part of the army home. Nearchus was put in command.
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. Most of the modern population, which was concentrated in the village of Az Zor (or Az Zaur) on the NW coast, fled when the Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Greek ruins have been excavated on the island.
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Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem examines some of the relics from Failaka Island By Reem Al-Barjas KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Failaka Island or Ikarus is located at the entrance of Kuwait Bay, adjacent to Kuwait City on the east side and 20 km away in the sea.
Kuwait's Vision 2035 plan includes developing Kuwait Islands of Failaka and Boubyan as well developing a new Silk City.
They identified evidence of ancient air conditioning with an ingenious system of canals.The researching mission should take place in the spring of 2019, informed head of terrain mission at Failaka island in Kuwait, Karol Pieta.
This Ramadan, Kuwait's Al Manshar Rotana, in collaboration with Al Kazemi Travel, is giving all the Iftar and Ghabgha diners of Failaka restaurant a chance to visit Athens, Greece or Baku for free.
"We spent 25 days on an isolated island, Failaka Island, where the real events of the film took place; ruins and remains of the war still exist on that island including cars, bullets, and shattered homes," Hussein emphasized.
The new base would be built on Failaka, an island about 20 kilometres off the coast of Kuwait City in the Arabian Gulf, Major-General Khalid Al Kandari said.
He will also oversee all the food outlets of the hotel such as Failaka all day dining, Library Lounge, Bay View, room service as well as private dining and the hotel's catering operations.
Marines on Kuwait's Failaka Island and on the MV Limburg, a French oil tanker.
The 43 sq km Failaka is only 20 km east of Kuwait City and is being developed into a major tourism and leisure resort.
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Major developments which have already begun construction work include the $14bn Al-Zour refinery, the $3.3bn Failaka Island development, the $2bn planned expansion of Kuwait International Airport (KIA) and a major road development programme including the construction of an eighth ring road.
In what was a relatively quiet month, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) was appointed lead advisor to the Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB), an arm of the Kuwait Ministry of Finance, for its ambitious development plans for Failaka Island, Kuwait.