Souk Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait City

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Indulge your senses with the aromas, colors, and textures at Souk Al-Mubarakiya, one of the oldest markets in Kuwait City. Browse through stands with olives and dates, honey and spices; sample perfumes like musk; and admire the intricate jewelry and antique shops. Bedouins sells their woven handicrafts here, and plenty of eateries offer a wide variety of food in this large, partially covered market. You can get traditionally brewed coffee and plenty of authentic souvenirs. Use our Kuwait City travel route planner to arrange your visit to Souk Al-Mubarakiya and other attractions in Kuwait City.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Souk Al-Mubarakiya is one of the most attractive inheritance places in Kuwait. It is located in Kuwait city-Qibla area. Almubarakiya is the link between past and present , it is called almubarakiya wi...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    this is a great location if you are seeking a traditional market. but you have to know the following: 1- the parking is always full and you have to wait for a long time to find one. 2- the streets are...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    You should visit that souq if you are in Kuwait where you can see many different types of shops from perfumes, handy crafts, electronics, spices and many popular restaurants and coffee shops as well. ...  more »
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  • July 15, 2017
    A great cultural lication with the old fashioned shops and authentic restaurants. Must see as a visitor as it represents a part of the country that is well preserved and could not be found anywhere in Kuwait
  • May 1, 2017
    If you're coming to Kuwait, it's the must go attraction. If you're going there to shop, don't expect to find too many local products instead you will find a few Persian shops with some products that you won't find elsewhere. In the middle of the market there is a restaurant chain that makes food directly bought from the market, which will make the pricing vary every time you visit. In the outer rim there is a chain of restaurants that mainly sell Iranian grills in the outdoors, with a nearby kids playground and a ground fountain that kids love to play with. All in all Mubarakeya is worth visiting at least twice once for lunch and a second for dinner.
  • July 10, 2017
    Excellent place for shopping and tourism tours. You can find every thing here. Many good restaurants are there.
  • June 15, 2017
    A lot can be done to make the mubarakiya experience even better, but it still is one of the best experiences you can have in Kuwait. The souk is huge and offers a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Going there is a must for everyone visiting Kuwait for the first time.
  • June 28, 2017
    Even during summer and hot season most shops are air conditioned. It deserve to be on of the best attractive place in whole Kuwait.

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