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Shopping Walking Tour in Kuwait City (Self Guided), Kuwait City

Kuwait City is a modern city that offers all kinds of shopping. There are modern shops and traditional souks, which are traditional Arab markets where patrons can bargain on many traditional goods, including rare spices. This self-guided tour will lead you through Kuwait City’s diverse shopping venues.
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Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour in Kuwait City
Guide Location: Kuwait » Kuwait City (See other walking tours in Kuwait City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Souk Sharq
  • Central Fish Market
  • Gold Souk
  • Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya)
  • Sadu House
  • Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery
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Souk Sharq

1) Souk Sharq (must see)

Souk Sharq, located on the beautiful waterfront, is a favorite shopping arcade for both tourists and locals. There are international brands and local souvenirs, antiques and Arab coffee shops. Strolling through this arcade on the weekend provides a unique glimpse into Kuwait's social life.
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Central Fish Market

2) Central Fish Market

The Central Fish Market is the main fish market in Kuwait City. It is on Gulf Road, where most of the city’s prominent landmarks are located. Being a traditional fresh fish market, it is a very interesting place to visit. The building itself is also a beautiful structure.
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Gold Souk

3) Gold Souk (must see)

One can not experience real Kuwaiti shopping without going to the Gold Souk. There are several of them in Kuwait City. They sell all kinds of jewelry, as well as buy and sell gold bars of different weights. The jewelery is made in Arabic and Indian styles. There are also restaurants located in these souks.
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Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya)

4) Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya) (must see)

Souq Al-Mubarakiya is a souq in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is one of the oldest souqs in Kuwait, and was the center of trade prior to the discovery of oil.
This popular traditional market is located in Kuwait City, between Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Salem & Palestine Streets.This market has been around for at least 200 years. The market was damaged during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, however it was renovated and it got back its traditional flavor.
You can spend hours in this market strolling around and discovering reasonable bargains on heritage goods such as Persian silk carpets, real Arab antiques, perfumes like musk and oud, and traditional costumes. This place is perfect whether you want to shop, eat, or for sightseeing. Al-Mubarakiya features a variety of shops such as dates, honey, spices, sweets, vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish. In addition to a range of shops accessories, gold and silver jewelries. The market also hosts two mini museums: Sheikh Mubarak Kiosk and the first Islamic pharmacy in Kuwait, and admission is free.
There is a courtyard near Al-Bahar or Sea Mosque, where you can find traditional cafes brewing their teas over coals, and several small restaurants are lined-up where they serve authentic Arabic, Indian, Persian food to the customers in the open air. The prices are the cheapest in Kuwait. On hot summer days, water mist is sprayed from pipes over the tables to give you a cooling feeling. A children playground is nearby and shisha is also available.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sadu House

5) Sadu House (must see)

The Sadu House was founded in order to preserve Bedouin crafts. In this house you will see woven textiles and wall hangings, which are sewn with special geometric figures from colored wool. It also contains Bedouin pottery and other items which reflect the ancient life of Kuwait.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm / 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.
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Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery

6) Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery

Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery, founded in 1993, displays contemporary Arab art and Arabic calligraphy. Among its exhibitions is a special silk collection. Some of the artwork displayed in the gallery is for sale. The neighborhood in which it is located contains many old Kuwaiti-style houses. It is a great place to see and buy local art.

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles