Failaka Island

Failaka Island

Failaka Island is a Kuwaiti Island in the Arabian Gulf. Mesopotamians settled in Failaka at least a century before the Dilmun civilization. Traders from the Sumerian city of Ur occupied Failaka and ran a mercantile business. Failaka had many Mesopotamian-style buildings typical of those found in Iraq dating from around 2000 BC.

Site Information

Country: Kuwait

District: Al Asimah Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Sa’ad and Sae’ed Area in Failaka Island

Date of Submission: 2013

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