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Address: Souq almubarakia, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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One of the few places in kuwait where you can walk around on foot and see a traditional kuwaiti market. Pros: walking around, old vintage stores, nice place away from the modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the few places in kuwait where you can walk around on foot and see a traditional kuwaiti market. Pros: walking around, old vintage stores, nice place away from the modern array of malls in kuwait Cons: parking and crowded to get to on weekends.

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Salmiya, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place contain old open shop, wholesale shops, Vegetables, Carpet and most importantly perfumes and many more. To see the Arabic culture its a very good place. This place is big and to explore you need at least 2 to 4 hours. Mostly on weekend its very happening.

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istanbul
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1,876 reviews 1,876 reviews
749 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the musts while still in Kuwait as you will have the chance to see the traditional bazaar and make bargain one to one with the sellers and get good price for any thing you want.Very good real cultural activity.We highly recommend this place for you to get some real experience with life and actual business style in Kuwait.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best time to walk around is in November thru March. lots of vendors to choose from. Most items are priced but can still bargain.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great place to get your wander on. Check out one of the nut shops. Delicious! Also good for cheap backpacks and household stuff.

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SA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place is so interesting, there is so much to see! And buy! It's very safe and we had the most delicious tea and cheese platter at a small stall somewhere in there.

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is an unique heritage place of Kuwait. It is unique in the sense that the whole area is located with variety of shops lined up in lanes & selling all types of grocery items, clothes, gold, etc. It is worth a round just to capture ethnic touch of the city.

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Kuwait is a great place to get gold on the cheap. Every souq has a gold center, and you should definitely check them out. But make sure you get counter-offers from other store before you buy. [I was cheated out of $2000 by a jewer in Kuwait, called Big Easy in Fahaheel, after they destroyed my USA designer engagement ring.]

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have gone many times. Each time I see something different. There are so many shops and choices. Bathroom options are limited. Your best option is to go to a local chain restaurant or go to the Souk, then stop somewhere for lunch and go to the bathroom there.

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Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was taken to the souq by my son and daughter in law, who live in Kuwait. It was quite an experience - similar in some respects to the souq in Cairo, but less intimidating. A curious mix of fabrics, fresh fruit and veg, and the occasional butcher. I was blown away by the number of beautiful and intricate shawls... More 

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