We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: 22465489
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 342 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Best Place to have a walk in ancient Kuwait..

I visited thrice with my friends as well as family. While You enter you will feel like you are in old BUT very beautiful Kuwait. Cleanliness, Eye catching lightings, deem lamps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mazhar S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 297: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old market contain historical objects and ancient historical foods and sweets , and there are limited restaurants and old traditional clothing, this market would advise people who prefer historical things and who want to recognize Kuwait 's past visiting this place

Helpful?
Thank asom 2
Salmiyah, Kuwait
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

reminds of old buildings, traditional shops, the goods displayed. restaurants outside the souk serving good traditional food. You will enjoy your visit as you can buy antiques, jewelry,

Helpful?
Thank Ehayat
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited thrice with my friends as well as family. While You enter you will feel like you are in old BUT very beautiful Kuwait. Cleanliness, Eye catching lightings, deem lamps make it beautiful. You can shop almost everything in clothing, make up items, toys, and eatables. Underground parking is available in busy area. Kids can enjoy in small fountain... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mazhar S
Zamboanga City, Philippines
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best time to go there is around 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. so that you can accomplish a lot. We went there around 10 AM, most of the store are not open yet - so we took a lot of photos for souvenir and heritage appreciation. Since I was not satisfied I went back around 4 P.M. to buy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Orangejuice_box
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for local authentic shopping for the freshest and good quality pile of dates, dry fruits, spices, olives and figs. U can bargain and get it at a cheaper price. Also shop for ittar, fresh fruits and produce. Try the hookah and chai ; kabab stalls with fresh bread served under open skies or tents...perfect to experience local culture... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deepti R
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best walking experience for tourists, you can bargain and get all what you need from A to Z

Helpful?
Thank Eiman A
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of oldest markets in Kuwait . very cheap. Lot of shops with different goods ( money exchange - gold - clothes - shoes - makeup - perfumes - traditional uniforms - toys - blankets - fresh food - cafes - resturents ..... etc ) . Crowded all the time.

Helpful?
Thank shaikah2016
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best street markets I've seen. The most feature I loved is how clean the market is, even though it was packed with people. The market has it all!! Food, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, antiques, clothes, spices...it goes on! It's really a great place for shopping for traditional and modern clothes. Also there a lot of... More 

Helpful?
Thank wildgh
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the first shopping place " maybe " in Kuwait. It was renewed several times but it was kept at the same way it was inherited. I advise to visit during good weather, because it's an open place, you will not enjoy in summer.

Helpful?
Thank Dr-Suad A
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be curious and venture into the many streets within the Souk! Besides the spice market, you will find a million items to rouse your interest! Prayer beads, local head gear which are hot as scarves these days, Darrah's, amazing tea pots, local scents, ( you can make your own blend and name it yourself!)! SoMu ( South of Mubarakiyah) is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aziza k

Travelers who viewed Souk Al-Mubarakiya also viewed

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
 
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
 

Been to Souk Al-Mubarakiya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Souk Al-Mubarakiya and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Baltimore, Maryland
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Souk Al-Mubarakiya staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?