The modern towers that grace Kuwait’s skyline cannot be compared to the charm and enchantment one instantly feels upon arriving at the old Al-Mubarakiya Souq. With endless corners, winding little alleyways and crevices filled with small stores, delectable dining dives and traditional courtyards, a typical visit to Souq Al-Mubarakiya can be sometimes daunting at first. People often wonder how to navigate Kuwait’s oldest market, where to park, where to shop and eat or have coffee to take in the buzzing vibes at the Souq.
Join us as we journey through Kuwait’s oldest thriving hub; not only has the market undergone a well thought out renovation, a generation of young entrepreneurs is revamping the up and coming area of South Al-Mubarakiya (SOMU). By the end of this exploration, we’re going to prove that Souq Al-Mubarakiya was, is, and always will be, the place to be.
Mubarakiya: The Old and the New
Full of old Kuwait’s rich culture and tradition, you’ll always find something or another to entertain you while you’re there. Get lost in the markets and enjoy the intertwining stalls – take in all the sights, sounds, and smells of the markets. From sibah – prayer beads – to fresh date kiosks, you can purchase absolutely everything in the souq – and not long ago, people did!
From incredible handmade clothes, to home goods, traditional styles and modern trinkets you can find everything you need at Souq Al-Mubarakiya. Take a tour with us as we explore all the treasures the souq has to offer.
A look at all things food in Mubarakiya, from fresh produce stands to the delicious kabobs and authentic meals. There’s something for everyone in the old market, and it’s bound to be an experience.
Getting Around Mubarakiya
We took away the daunting task of finding parking, and Thouq has prepared an incredible map for you to explore on your own. Check out where the best place to leave your car is in Mubarakiya, and never get lost walking through the souq again.
The people who work at the Souq represent a melting pot of different nationalities spanning from Kuwait, Iran, Egypt and beyond. Merchants from all walks of life give Souq Al-Mubarakiya its essence and character. Join us as we celebrate all of these wonderful people!
#WeHeartKuwait Competition We’ve got balloons so you can start your celebration, and a competition to bring out the creative in you!