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Location DB > Kuwait > NA > Az Zawr > Failaka Island
 Name
Failaka Island
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 Database Info
created by Mark on 4/7/2012 9:04 AM
last modified by Mark on 4/7/2012 7:27 PM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address

Az Zawr, NA
Kuwait
Owner: Kuwait / Various
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1991
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Camping Gear if you aren't staying in hotel
     History
    The island has gone through some what of a interesting history starting in 3000 BC. The supriseing part of all this the island itself has everything from really old ruins to modern. In 1991 Iraq invaded Kuwait and in so doing they also took the island. All the residents were removed and when the US kicked them out a pretty good gun battle occured. The island now is more of a get away, tourist trap for the adventurious, with any building not lived in being offered up for exploration. Ships are sunk in the small unused harbor, mosques, a powerplant, house, and schools are all left open. The island supported 2000 people and a thrieveing weekend get away before the war, and it hasn't bounced back. Various revival concepts have been tried and failed.
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    The 29 hours of hell
    Sat, Apr 7th, 2012
    posted by Mark
    25 pictures
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    29 Hours of Hell 2
    Fri, Apr 27th, 2012
    posted by Mark
    25 pictures
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    29 hours of hell 3
    Fri, Apr 27th, 2012
    posted by Mark
    13 pictures
     


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 4/27/2012 4:47 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 27 12 at 16:47, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Apr 27 12 at 16:46, Opheliaism deleted 5 pictures from gallery The 29 hours of hell
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:58, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:55, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:48, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:42, Mark created a new gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:36, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:27, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:20, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 27 12 at 13:11, Mark added some pictures to a gallery
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