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Souk Al-Mubarakiya

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Address: Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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+965 2246 5489
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Old Kuwait Souq - Beautiful Place

I love this place and try to visit atleast 3 times a month on every Friday. This place gives a very awesome feeling for an expat. There a lot of varities of shops, you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The antiquated shops and local goods, spices, sweets, foodstuff, local cuisine are the highlights of this place.

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Thank Dolly I
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place and try to visit atleast 3 times a month on every Friday. This place gives a very awesome feeling for an expat. There a lot of varities of shops, you can shop for Burqas, shoes, bags, children clothing. It serves different cuisine, Arabic food been the famous one. They have areas serving Arabic food like kebabs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very diverse markets, meat, fish, green groceries, dates market, clothes, carpets, exchange currency, silver, watches, perfumes, and almost all kind o funny shops. Very traditional place with oriental restaurants and kids area. Very interesting place to visit.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was brought here by a friend who is a local on a Thursday night. Fantastic experience great variety of shops with gold, perfume, all kinds of food and also clothing. It covers a number of blocks and is close to the Grand mosque. Well worth the visit

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Thank JMark2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the true kuwaiti traditional shopping experience They have everything for a very cheap prices And they have a lot of restrant There is an area for everything sweets , fish , fruit, abbayas , dishdashas , meat, makeup ...etc

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Thank Zanobdizer
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at Mubarakiyah shopping area, the prices were high compared with shops around the country, the public services like toilets are not suitable for use due to hygiene levels they are old and stingy. Don't buy from there, you will find the same item in anywhere else in half price.

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Thank umabdullah a
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'real' souk. While partially restored from its roots in the past it both feels authentic and far from a 'tourist trap' is a place where real locals (Kuwaitis and residents), do their shopping, eat and meet. There is a meat market, a fish market, a fruit and vegetable market and shops with odds and ends as well... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to roam and experience the look and feel of an old souk in the middle of the city and experience the local culture. While the carpet market, and sweet shops are excellent, make sure you leave enough time you sit at one of the many outdoor restaurants and have a full lunch. My suggestions are Kababs, Hummous, Grapeleaves,... More 

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Thank SKS1202
Muscat, Oman
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This souk is a very nice traditional souk of many modern and old items Mainly related to women, perfumes, accessories and children clothes. It has also a nice restaurent called : Shamam which has 2 branches The old one which is located near vegitable market and the other one opposite way Really good experiance of shopping

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical Gulf Area Souk, with the nice wooden roofs and and small shops on the sides , You can find some hidden treasures of the some Kuwaiti Related heritage, It is definitely a good place to try local food for a low cost, but don't expect elite dining over here :)

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Thank Ahmed H

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