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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.
A short documentary about Failaka Island was presented in a creative style and it was chosen by judging committee of the event, said Director of grants at AFAC Kati Khattar.
Failaka Island is rich with culture and history dating back to the Bronze Age and Hellenistic period.
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.
"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.
For instance, PPP projects are planned to build schools, improve public transport and healthcare and to promote tourism to Kuwait through the development of Failaka Island.
Marines on Kuwait's Failaka Island and on the MV Limburg, a French oil tanker.
and several four and five-star resorts are also set to open this year, including projects from IHG and Millennium while the government plans to transform Failaka Island and Boubyan Island into top leisure tourism destinations," Noblet noted.
Other projects include a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport; a media city; further development of the Mubarak Al Kabeer Port on Boubiyan Island; Al Zour 2 power generation project; Al Zour refinery; establishment of a joint stock low-cost housing company; development of the Failaka Island; expansion of the sewage network; and a solid waste treatment facility in Kabd.
Projects in the plan include the construction of a metro project and a KD8bn rail project to link the five partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council; Construction of a new terminal at Kuwait airport; construction of a media city; further development of the Mubarak Al Kabeer Port on Boubiyan Island; Al Zour 2 power generation project; Al Zour refinery; establishment of a joint stock low-cost housing company; development of the Failaka Island; expansion of the sewage network; and a solid waste treatment facility in Kabd.
These buildings fill in the period following that of the fortified Seleucid settlement excavated by a Danish team on nearby Failaka Island. Thereafter (level 3) follows a Zoroastrian "tower of silence" (dachma), an early medieval church, and an Abbasid coin hoard (c.
refinery, an allocation of US$ 3.3 billion to the Failaka Island development and the US$ 2 billion planned expansion of Kuwait International Airport (KIA).