This is the perfect place to see the old market (souk), where you can find gold shops throughout, as well as some traditional clothing, Sedu (material used for ground furniture for traditional settings whereby people sit on the floor over these Sedu covered mattresses).
Al-Mubarakiya also hosts many shops selling numerous types of dates, spices and herbs, as well as a vegetable market, meat market, and fish market to name a few of its many market sections.
Al-Mubarakiya is an excellent place to experience simple traditional cuisine, from its traditional cafes and sheesha (houka) joints to its traditional restaurants. Of course all restaurants and cafes in this souk are no-frills establishments....You lose the elegance, but replace it with true flavors and experiences.
This souk is very safe, and visited by all types of people, from fresh tourists all the way to old countrymen who have made some of their childhood hanging spots their usual meeting places with their old friends.
Al-Mubarakiya is NOT TO BE MISSED. A Kuwait visit is incomplete without stepping into this souk.
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