Old Kuwaiti Souq Market, Kuwait City

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Get a taste of local life at Old Kuwaiti Souq Market, which showcases the traditional way of shopping and dining. Take a walk along the street and soak up the smells and sounds of the innumerable food stalls, small shops, and vendors. Here you can bargain for a discount and find a range of works by local artisans, such as jewelry made of gold and colorful stones, as well as clothing and footwear all made by local tailors. Make sure you taste at least one of the specialties from the quaint restaurants, with hummus and kebabs standing out as the all-time favorite choices. Arrange to visit Old Kuwaiti Souq Market and other attractions in Kuwait City using our Kuwait City holiday planner.
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  • July 19, 2017
    To come this far and traditional market, at least here, we are a must. We also take a couple of hours today when they get here, we walked around in that beautiful atmosphere, unique spice scent of shopping, once in a while one of the café to sit and drink cold, pleasure, so I have gotten. It's been a great experience for us.
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  • June 9, 2017
    the old big Market with small ones great historical area in Kuwait lovely to shop here garments , foods , accessories and more the best is now in Ramadan  more »
  • May 2, 2017
    perfect place to walk around, have some icecream, look around, you can find anything you want there, perfect fruits and all the teas  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    A typical shopping complex from the 70s era. Lots of stores including jewelers, fabric shops, and clothing boutiques. Also, it has a big multi story parking lot, and corporate offices as well. Ideal to park for the nearby old souks area.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautifully designed shopping mall right by the sea where you can also walk and enjoy the gulf view.
  • February 8, 2017
    Most liked place for Locals. A very good shopping point for jewelries as most brands showrooms and shops are present at Mezzanine floor. Very accessible place as opposite of this building, people can flind public parking building and Gulf Bank and surrounded by several food outlet..paradise for foodies. Its all about the place in the heart of city.
  • March 3, 2017
    Its good place for foodies.. sum good restaurants here...but Gia restaurant serve mouth watering food with awesome service....
  • April 20, 2017
    One of the few malls where male apparel is sold. Nothing too special, though!

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