6. UMM AL NAMEL
Um Al-Namel, in English “The mother of Ants” is a Kuwaiti Island, and as the other Kuwaiti Island it follows the Al-Asimah Governorate. It is also known as the “Big/Great Island” -“Ouda” in Arabic- to distinguish it from “Akaaz Island”
or known as Shuwaikh Island which is very close to it.
It is claimed that the Island is crowded with ants during Summer time, but vanish during Winter. That was the mystery that made the Island to be named The Mother of Ants.
The Island is located in Kuwait’s Bay to the west of Kuwait City. The furthest
distance between it and the main land would be about 2km, while the shortest distance would be 600m between the Island and Ashairej ( or Doha ) peninsula.