Sulaibiya is a small town in Al Jahra Governorate, Kuwait. It holds the record of 53.6 °C (128.5 °F) for the highest temperature in Asia and third highest in the world.[1]

Sulaibiya has two Industrial Areas containing several construction materials industries and a Residential Area consisting of 10 blocks.

Towards the end of Sulaibiya, you approach Sulabikat which is closer to the Kuwaiti grand cemetery.

Industrial areaEdit

Wastewater treatment plantEdit

As of 2015, the General Electric-built Wasterwater treatment plant in the district waste the world's largest membrane-based water treatment facility handling 600,000 cubic meters of water a day.[2]

Tire graveyardEdit

Video of fire fighting during the 2020 fire by the Kuwait Fire Force

The industrial area contains a waste disposal area that includes the world's largest tire dump.[3] It has been under development since at least 2010.[4] In April 2021, a fire was reported at the site.[5] In October 2020 a major tire fire in the graveyard was visible from space, burning 25,000 square meters of the deposit or about 1 million tires.[6] A previous fire happened in the site during 2012.[6] Both fires caused severe air pollution, and tire fires release large amount of heavy metals and oils that can contaminate the surrounding environment.[7] Following the fire, the Kuwait Environment Public Authority said it would dispose of the tires.[7]


  1. ^ "Upgraded HWRF and GFDL Hurricane Models Excelled During Hurricane Arthur". Weather Underground. USA: Dr. Jeff Masters. 11 July 2014. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kuwait's Sulaibiya Plant to Set New Global Benchmark after Upgrade with GE's Advanced Water Reuse Technology | GE News". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  3. ^ "World's Biggest Tire Graveyard in Sulabiya, Kuwait". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  4. ^ Purdy, Ray; Harris, Ray; Carver, Jon; Slater, David (2017). "Smarter Regulation of Waste in Europe (LIFE13 ENV-UK-000549) LIFE SMART Waste Project Final Report". doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.25447.34728. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kuwait's Tire Graveyard With Over 7 Million Dead Tires Poses a Fire Hazard". 2021-08-04. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  6. ^ a b "Kuwait: Fire ripped through 25,000 square meters of Al Sulabiya tire site". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  7. ^ a b Technologies, Mano. "EPA To Remove Tires From Site, Hand Over Land To PAHW Soon | Kuwait Local". Kuwaitlocal. Retrieved 2021-08-01.

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Coordinates: 29°17′10″N 47°49′05″E / 29.28611°N 47.81806°E / 29.28611; 47.81806