“a must when visiting Kuwait” The Old Souk, filled with Arabic handcrafts.
Here, in the heart of Kuwait City, you start to see the real Kuwaiti Traditional life… Old architecture, wonderful arabic restaurants and sheesha… Far from the malls and the bright lights, have a walk around small carpet shops, gold shops, spices shops, oriental perfume’s shops and vegetable market, you can buy souvenirs and enjoy a traditional meal in the open air followed by tea with fresh mint.
Lying over the Water Front Project, Souq Sharq is within easy reach.
The first mall in Kuwait
5 of 5 starsIt is considered one first shopping mall in Kuwait. Many international shops and restaurants can be found. Still fascinating, and people enjoy it because it is overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
The Fish Market Souk
“Best Fish Market”
This is one of the best fish markets around. Air conditions, well organised, huge selection of fish. Fairly moderate prices compared with grocery store. You may have to bargain a bit but you will get your money’s worth. Wide selection of local and some imported fish. You can have your fish as a whole, cleaned, of fillet depending on preference….
A place where ‘all that glitters’ is truly ‘Gold’ is a place you cannot leave Kuwait without visiting. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, just take a walk down this souk and you will be fascinated by the endless shops selling the all precious yellow metal. White gold jewelry as well as diamonds, pearls and other precious gems are sold here. Though the price of gold is set (based on weight)) according to the daily international rate, making charges are variable according to the design and craftsmanship and this gives ample scope for bargaining and getting a good deal.