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Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Address: Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

These items are either found in each stall or you are looking at many counterfeit pieces. If you want traditional food you are in luck! Fun little restaurants in back alleyways. They also have some fabric stalls & guns/ammo. Fun experience but dont have high hopes.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
169 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Because of the low level of tourism in Kuwait, this souq is one of the most authentic experiences you can have in the Middle East. Geared towards locals rather than tourists, the shopping experience is wonderful. There is a meat section, a vegetable section, a gold section (albeit small), and sections for every other kind of goods you might want.... More 

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istanbul
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609 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Just in the heart of the city,better to go there by taxi as there is not enough parking place available around the market,hundreds of very local small shops and stores are at yr service for a good bargain.Recommended.

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Tartu, Estonia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Old souq, ancient trading traditions, locals going about their everyday affairs. Did not see any other tourist during the hours I walked around there. Exceptionally satisfying experience. You can also eat - quite cheap :)

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Auckland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Al Mubarakiya is an amazing labyrinth of little shops, main boulevards and halls of produce, meat, fish etc. Be prepared to barter from about 50% and work up.... The main problem is a lack of ATMs and a bewildering set of streets and alleys, making it very easy to get lost. Vendors however are very calm and generally do not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There are hundreds of shops and stalls - everything from fresh fruit and fish to pots, pans, perfume, and parasols. It's easy and safe to wander, the vendors are friendly and like to haggle, and there are a number of places to pick up fresh local food for a bargain price. If you are looking for souvenirs, it's the place... More 

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Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was well worthwhile during a Kuwait visit--lots of traditional clothing, date and fish market areas with a small history museum off the entrance courtyard. There were a surprising array of fish species in the market and we tried around 15 types of dates in that market section. The small alley restaurant food joints looked good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great place for a bargain! Easy to get lost in the smaller and smaller roads. Do not miss the raw and fresh dates. and the iranian tea. and the food court.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a traditional and the biggest souk in Kuwait, Very elegantly decorated, and nicely decorated to the old traditional architecture of Kuwait where you can find from fruits, Vegetable, Eateries, Gift Items, Traditional Kuwaiti food, Traditional perfumes and clothes etc. Its a place where you can spend time. Also the best place to change your foreign currency as there... More 

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Kuwait
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like traditional markets then you have to visit this one in Kuwait. It is located in Kuwait city near the Grand mosque and stock exchange. The stores are made in the old style with wooden doors and high entrance steps. The market is divided into sections, meat market, sweets, dates, vegetables, groceries and miscellaneous. You have to go... More 

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