Bubyan Road Trip

The other day I was told about a new road that takes you to Bubyan Island so I thought to just drive over there, just get into the car and drive. I looked on Google maps and all I had to take was 6th ring road all the way, and I forgot that directions in Kuwait now works, a few roads off here and there but overall it works. 117 KM to Bubyan Bridge, I honestly want to cross to see whats on that Island, its huge and I never heard anything about it so I thought to check it out, never knew why I didn’t before.

Saturday early morning we got into the car, filled it up with gas and took a few bottles water and pass Starbucks on the way. The drive is about 2 hours to the location we had in mind and I think I got caught by two speeding cameras on the way but I’m not sure of what speed it registered since I was going around 135 and they don’t usually snap at that speed. After passing Jahra it turns into an empty road and I get very surprised there is a new stretch of road that has just been finished.

Next to the new stretch of road is the Sheikh Sabah Nature Reserve, and I don’t know what exactly is in it but there were a few interesting sights. Because of these roads and odd shaped exits I felt as if I was in Abu Dhabi, every 5 to 10 Kilometers there is an upper level round about that you could exit and go back around to go in the other direction and honestly its very cool, reminded me of roads in Spain or Italy.

We just kept on going until we hit the construction area and we hit a few major bumps but luckily I was in the land cruiser and it did an amazing job of taking those bumps. We ended up in the middle of no where and we found the bridge entrance as I was approaching a bunch of guys in military uniform step out of the shed only to tell me that we can’t cross the bridge, I thought to try my luck any even though I knew that nobody was really paying attention, I could have probably crossed if I drove through, but I didn’t want to risk getting shot for crossing a bridge. I hope that when its done it will be open to the public because it looks like it will be a lot of fun to drive over.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Marzouq was doing 135kmph on an empty open stretch of road.


  2. kuwaitatease

    Did u see any sign of this giant seaport that is supposed to be getting constructed there?

  3. JM

    Sounds really cool… Thanks for planning my weekend trip…

    As for the speed cameras – get a detector…. LOL

  4. nice off-roading place.
    take the next exit after the metal construction (15th photo) and take left

  5. @Kuwait – Loool! Yes I managed to stay within the speed limit!

    @kuwaitatease – I didn’t! Too far from any port and wasn’t sure of the direction of it or else I would have kept going!

    @Mathai – I was willing to play dumb and they did wave their guns but a few words here and there and we drove away!

    @JM – Any time! lol

    @vampire -Yup! There looks to be a lot of fun places to off road in around there!

  6. bryan

    What is that metal structure? I’m working in the area now, and was wanting to cross the bridge yesterday, but didn’t try. We may give it a shot next week. I’ve got some almost identical photos that you took. We got to mingle with the camels along the way also.

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