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Old Kuwaiti Souq Market

Souq almubarakia, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #5 of 16 shopping in Kuwait City
Type: Specialty Shops
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Make certain you allow a lot of time for the souq complex in downtown Kuwait. It is a maze of interconnecting markets offering food, carpets, spices, antiques, clothing, fabrics of all tyoes, gold and bric-brac. Each trip to the souq is a new adventure with new shops to discover and fun sights. Come with a variety of bills so that... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Really loved to visit Almubarakiya Soukh, there you can have a face to face with Kuwait s traditions. Beautiful dresses, spices, gold shops,embroidered items, souvenirs, good food and lot of hospitality.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Buy some scarves or copious amounts of candy. It was interesting for me, as a Western woman, to see women in the full niqab waiting in line for a coke at the snack bar. Worth a visit.

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Toledo, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at the Old Souq last week and found the selections to be fascinating. You can purchase fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, spices and nearly anything you may need or want for yourself or your home. I picked up some reasonable priced shawls from the Al-Moebba & Salam Gifts and Novelties, and the owners were delightfully helpful and kind. And I... More

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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The size and variety of goods in this authentic market is impressive. Be careful to guard your purse, be prepared to bargain and realize that most goods are not from Kuwait!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Very overwhelming. A lot of real middle eastern stuff at reasonable prices. The biggest challenge is having enough time to cover it all. Plan on a week to truely visit all the shops.

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