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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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If you know where to eat it's a treat

I've had several meals in the souk in past years and concluded that unless you know what you're doing you're likely to get an interesting local meal that you won't enjoy. First... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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188 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

There is a nostalgic feel for Mubarakiya that is fading away. The old market spirit is disappearing and been replaced by modern cafes and restaurants especially the area surrounding the Gulf Bank main building. The public areas have been renovated and new playgrounds for kids were installed opposite the chain of competing restaurants. The fish market and vegetable market hygiene... More 

1 Thank AOmeiri
New York City, New York
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1,481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,126 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It totally lacks and atmosphere or character. It is more like a covered market that abounds in Europe than the traditional souks that are so wonderful and fun in the Middle East. There are more immigrants than local shopkeepers. Quality is questionable. No wonder, there were no throngs of people or hustle bustle as you would expect in a souq.

Thank ZenHealer7
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It is too different if you compare night visit to a morning visit, I recommended to visit it early in the day as there is not much crowded as the night and the smell is better. You can find fabric, spices, simple clothes, vegetables, fish and plenty of things

1 Thank Mai T
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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331 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I've had several meals in the souk in past years and concluded that unless you know what you're doing you're likely to get an interesting local meal that you won't enjoy. First time we were with friends who said we had to try local lunch at an outdoor area that provided seating for several restaurants and thousands of flies -... More 

1 Thank John52342
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is one place, if you are in Kuwait, you really don't want to miss... I have lived in Kuwait for years, and even so, I go to Mubarakiyah often :)

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is an old tradition market where you can find all kind of food staff , fruit , meat and even fish , the tradition sweet is some thing you can not miss , very interesting for every one visiting Kuwait ...

Thank Hisham A
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

It's a great market place to buy any thing. Maximum things were selling here by Indian people's and the goods imported from India. .

Thank mahammad r
Algiers, Algeria
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Many local stores for clothes, food, perfumes... There are also many restaurants with many type of food at good price.

Thank Rayad2013
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I loved the cafes for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don't miss the gold shops. I went with my friend to buy gold necklace and I found beautiful collection with reasonable prices. Then we went to a cafe to drink Arabic coffee which comes with dates and we ordered a fresh baked dessert.

Thank hamad94
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61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went here during the holidays for Kuwait. We went in the afternoon and left as the people were pouring in for the celebration. It is an amazing place and you must see it if you are visiting or living in Kuwait. I really enjoy these kind of traditional places in the country I am visiting. What a wonderful experience... More 

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