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Not different from other souks

This is a traditional souk. Meaning lots of items in lots of stores. However, just because it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LarsSoholm
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Skanderborg, Denmark
via mobile
Loved it!

The most important traditional destination in Kuwait city. It took me back to my childhood with its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alhibshi A
,
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a traditional souk. Meaning lots of items in lots of stores. However, just because it is not different doesn’t mean that it is not good. You can find everything here. Fruit, fish, clothes etc. Many places to eat, too. Definately something to visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LarsSoholm
Reviewed 3 days ago

The most important traditional destination in Kuwait city. It took me back to my childhood with its nostalgic products and atmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alhibshi A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed about 3 hours walking around this fascinating place featuring local vendors selling almost everything you can imagine. Many of the shops do close during midday hours - but many stay open. This is a great place to buy everything including locally made jewelry....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rimjhim1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Kuwait many times yet it was my first time to visit Souk Al-Mubarakiya “ old market” many things to do there, you can go for shopping for the traditional stuff also there is dedicated seafood market, fruit and vegetables market or you may...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank samehsheikh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk especially in good weather. The place a lot to see but to me it was a quick glimpse of the culture. Would recommend going there specially during good weather

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank s3oody79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tradtional kuwaiti souq , I am dissapointed they close from 12 or 1 tell 4 ! Hope they consider openning during this hours especially in the Weekend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lulu_Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this place you will enjoy many things: - Gathering of people in very good quality restaurants and coffee shop. - Shopping in the old souk - Walking - Taking pictures

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank salama_alsuwaidi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will show you the simplicity and the old shops in Kuwait. Cultural, cheep, and will feel the old life style... No body hates it ... Must try the food.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hayyonaelmazyona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is excellent souq. Must visit but it is not like the traditional souqs in Turkey or Egypt. Very nice but it is difficult to find any souvenir in the shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank syedamirr2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the heart of Kuwait city, this old souk is one of the landmarks of Kuwait. With the variety of shops , Fruits and vegtables, Grocery, meat,accessories, cloths,...etc this souk is considered one of the oldest souks in Kuwait. The reinnovation of this souk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mgbadran
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Alma M
16 October 2017|
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Response from ashrafa453 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It’s purely traditional Kuwaiti shops.
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Drkwood
30 April 2017|
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Response from flarealtili | Reviewed this property |
Im so so so sorry for the delay. I used both, but good if u have some money on you. With cash, you can negociate better. And THEY LOVE TO NEGOCIATE.
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Reks76
15 November 2016|
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Response from isultan2011 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can but you should contact the souk management
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