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Souk Al-Mubarakiya

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
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Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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59 reviews 59 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Marousi, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great place to see ordinary people and their daily life. Traditional market with spices, meat and clothes. Must see

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This souk was the best one I went to in the entire gulf. The shop owners were friendly and respectful. I was able to purchase scarves, spices, and some general food items. It was on a work week in the evening and was not very busy. I would recommend going towards evening even though shops are closing because it is... More

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Doha, Qatar
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is an open market that has a historical part. you can divide it to 4 main branches. the fish,meat , fruit and vegetables . The clothes,toys and fabric. The household objects and Halwa and food branch. It is very traditional and some shops are very old. Some parts are the originals parts of the market. Many people like to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When ever we have visitors from out of town, we ALWAYS take them to Souk Mubarakiya.. It is the "old Kuwait". It has the perfect mixture of tradition, with Kuwaiti culture & hospitality. Through out the years, It has preserved its traditional & beautiful Kuwaiti ambiance. It has the Gold Souk selling everything from 24kt gold jewelry (both high &... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

i ve been in kuwait for business in 2009 and i still remember it as a fascinating food experience in this market you can find local food, vegetable, fish, they cook right there immediately for you. i remember the salad with mint, so refreshing!!!

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