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Souk Al-Mubarakiya

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Address: Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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My favourite shopping spot in Kuwait City

I love the Mubarakiya, like any market anywhere in the world you get bugged by the vendors and haggling is a must, but you can find anything and everything in all ranges of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I love the Mubarakiya, like any market anywhere in the world you get bugged by the vendors and haggling is a must, but you can find anything and everything in all ranges of colours and styles in Mubarkiya. Bargain bargain bargain! I spent many hours browsing through stalls buying spices, sweets, hand bags, scarves and even curtains. Most vendors do... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I found this souk to be one of the best in the Middle East that I have seen so far. There were very few tourists - women should dress conservatively. Absolutely wander through the food markets...great for photos.

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Sumter, SC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love this place! I love shopping, dining, drinking tea, smoking shisha etc at Al-Mubarakiya! This place is not to be missed. Most of the vendors are not Kuwaitis. If they are Arabs, they are probably Palestinians, Syrians, or Egyptians. Most are Persians, Indians, or south east asians. Regardless this is a great experience. Everything is for sale and it... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well thank you TripAdvisor for giving this platform for people like us to give our opinions to fellow travelers who are visiting our city: Kuwait. Souq Mubarakiya has existed since the beginning of beginnings of Kuwait. Right back from the black and white days, the traders use to sell their products in this area, whether they were Arabs or expatriates.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This "open" market is a mix of modern and traditional. Yes, you can walk the great Avenue's mall, but you can walk a mall anywhere, but walking through walkways reminiscent of older days, but cleaner, with smells of dried spices, fruits, nuts, fresh vegetables and great cooking meats in the air as local folks hawk their wares. Once you stop... More 

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Wolfersheim, Germany
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This might be the only place in town where you still can see and witness some real local life which hasn't changed too much after the oil was discovered. It is also the only place which I found where you can buy fresh fruit or vegetable. Besides the normal plastic junk their are also specialised shops for spices, dates and... More 

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Kuwait
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I always get lost at the beginning of any trip to Souq Al mubarakiya , so the first tip is to know exactly where did you park your car and what is the nearest shops that can lead you to the parking lot , I still find it difficult to remember the tiny corridors to get around , but you... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is my favourite place in kuwait . It is the old market you can find and get traditional food including amazing sweet. The have traditional outfits and accessories . It highly recommended place

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Old and beautiful place, the people are very friendly. You will find traditional shops and cafes and could spend a couple of hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This area with blenty of old traditional shops is realy nice during winter. You will see lots of activities like traditional groups playing music. It is decorated with beutiful lights in Febreuary fir the national day celebration. There are lots of nice resturants and play areas for kids.

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