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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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Ranked #2 of 16 Shopping in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This place is just like the old town of Kuwait where you can find old stuff and authentic goods in a fantastic atmosphere. A lot of old buildings have been preserved and (koshk mubarak) is one of them, it is a kiosk where the 7th ruler of Kuwait used to sit and meet people.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had never been to a souk before, so the chance to visit one in Kuwait was not to be missed. Once there it was a choice of which ever you fancied, Gold, Electrical. It is bustling with people trying to sell, buy or just soaking up the atmosphere. There are many bargains to be found. I loved going round... More

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Middletown, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't be discouraged or turned off by the looks of the place. It might look old and uninviting, but there are a lot of shops that might catch your eye. Despite the lack of parking, there is a public parking garage that is extremely affordable. As for food, there is no lacking in that. There are many candy shops, pastry... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Souk Mubarakiya is like the Philippine's Divisoria or the Thailand's Chatuchak Market, always bustling with sights and sounds-certainly a traditional market of Kuwait. The souq is well divided according to shopping categories such as textile, perfumery, wet goods, jewelry and such with the price tag of very cheap to pricey. Afternoon till night is always the busiest and locals drop... More

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Saline, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The souq is under a roof and in a grid thus lacking the enchantment of getting lost in the alleyways and lanes. It is colorful, hassle free and if you have not been to one before you should see this one. It serves as the general store with food, clothing, butchered animals and so on and draws a crowd different... More

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Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the Kuwaiti Traditional market place. It has less visitors during the day, and has many varieties of shops. During the evening, it might get muggy (humid). Very reasonable prices, but I do not recommend eating there.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

this newly renovated old souk you can find wool Besht(traditional clothes worn over thobe in winter) as well as summber Besht for men or womben in reasonable prices. also it has many sections fruits and vegetables and a seperate section for fish. also if you will go to the basement you can find Hijab at reasonable prices.

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Doha, Qatar
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went to the souk twice during my visit and enjoyed every minute. The vendors were far less pushy than other places in the middle east, and the prices were good for trinkets. I had 2 WONDERFUL meals at the fast paced crowded wooden tabled restaurants in the middle. The fish was some of the best I've ever had and... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I always love traditional shops, you always could see the culture of a country through it's old shops .I went on Feb when they celebrate their national day so it was full of decorations.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Amazing blast from Kuwaits past, a must for any one and every one i Plan going to Mubarakyah every time i visit Kuwait. Its a live example of the simpler life used to be lived and how an old souk operates.. has a nice vibe and good souvenirs and shopping can be done there. Love it.

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