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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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If you want to feel what is the Kuwaiti culture

I have been living in Kuwait for the past 17 years and I still enjoy visiting Souk Al-Mubarakiya from time to time ; this place has "a soul", maybe one or the few places where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been living in Kuwait for the past 17 years and I still enjoy visiting Souk Al-Mubarakiya from time to time ; this place has "a soul", maybe one or the few places where you can sense the Kuwait Old Heritage. There is everything to please everyone : from antics/carpets to beautiful and colorful fruits and vegetables stands, several... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again with my best U A E Friends they really enjoy being here shopping rest in one of the traditional cafes touring the the different parts of the Souk

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to a few souks, this one's definitely not on my top ten list lol... Didn't find it authentic at all, compared to markets I've been all over Asia and Middle East.... Foul smells from the sewer in some locations, needless to say the fish market is not much better... didn't find any interesting items there, few 'local' goods, perfumes,... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kuwait traditional market with very nice interior & free wifi... Everything will find there from spices to traditional clothes & gift items, it's decorated with lights for this Hala February celebration..

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Thank Motayed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old souk of kuwait with traditional shops and food Traditional clothes, a museum and Kuwaiti food for rice lovers only

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When here with a group of friends. It was National Day and everything was decorated with red, white, and green. The Souk is huge with lots of open restaurants. A very local feel, which is what I wanted. Would definitely go back. And it has some very nice shops.

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Branne, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see a traditional souk when visiting Kuwait but we didn't really enjoyed it. Dirty. Smelly... we didn't find anything good to buy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A souk that is 150 years old . Many cafes . Shops where you can negotiate prices . Nice walking small streets . A touristic place and a shopping destination.

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Thank TDubai68
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place but they close early in the weekend too. Traditional dress Traditional restaurants Traditional sweet shops Must visit this place with every visit to Kuwait

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Poipu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible immersion experience. Lots of shops - anything from fresh fish to nail polish and everything in between. The many different cultures come together - where locals shop !

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