Kuwait is an Arab emirate at the northwestern end of the Persian Gulf (also called the Gulf of Iran or sometimes simply "The Gulf"). Formerly an autonomous district of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, Kuwait became a British protectorate after World War I. The protectorate was terminated in 1961, and the country has been independent ever since except for an occupation by Iraq in 1990-91. (Iraq was ejected by Coalition forces in the First Gulf War.)
Aids to navigation in Kuwaiti harbors are presumably maintained by the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA), but several offshore navigational aids in the Gulf are maintained by the Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS), based in Bahrain.
The Arabic word for a lighthouse is mnarh or manara (منارة). Ra's is the word for a cape or headland, jazīrat is an island, and minā is a harbor.
ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume D of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.
Jazīrat Maskān Light Station, Kuwait Bay, 2008
Creative Commons photo copyright Kuwaiti-Slovak Archeological Mission
Umm al Maradim Light (tower on the right)
photo (no longer online) from the Center for Research and Studies on Kuwait
Notable faux lighthouses:
Adjoining pages: East: Southern Iran | South: Eastern Saudi Arabia
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Posted August 6, 2009. Checked and revised April 19, 2016. Lighthouses: 11. Site copyright 2016 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.