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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 17 Shopping in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Kuwait
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Souk Al-Mubarakiya is a place to visit to get a taste of old Kuwait in modern settings. It was even more nostalgic before it was renovated.A place to visit to see ladies souk,spices market and products of the past and of course perfumes.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've been to Kuwait 7 times and go here every trip. It is perhaps my #1 must do while here if you are a tourist.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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