Souq Al-Mubarkiya – سوق المباركية

11 Jan 2010  4 Comments

Yesterday i took my random yearly trip to Souq Al-Mubarkiya, one of the most historic places in Kuwait. I wasnt looking for anything, just a little walk around since the weather was nice and there wasnt much to do last night. It was nice to see some foreigners (europeans/americans) walking around and enjoying a taste of our history. I took some quick snaps of random things with my phone which you can find below…

I saw this canon-like Courvoisier Cognac bottle in a random store with lots of old and vintage stuff. I regretted not buying later actually because it does look pretty cool. I also found some really old wind up record players that still work which was also interesting. Click below to see the rest of the pictures.

These are supposedly vintage/antique Afghan guns. They did have some engravings with some weird scriptures on them but you can never be too sure. There were many different sizes and kinds of guns in this shop, as well as coins and other Afghani items.

With Avatar hot on the heels of Titanic as the number one grossing movie of all time, does it mean these classic “bufak” chips (or bofaki as written on the packet) will be replaced by ones with characters from Avatar in the near future? I wonder what Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio would think of their snack!?

Last but not least, in the “bishts” section i found this men’s jacket/bisht with its very original tiger/jaguar/cheetah print. Sorry about the hazy picture but if you notice in the top right of the picture, the owner was looking at me puzzled as i was autofocusing for the snap. But seriously, Denzel Washington would have looked much better in this than his Chinchilla in American Gangster.

On a more serious note, i enjoyed it and might actually go back in less than a year to buy some classic/vintage junk.

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  • http://www.eleventh-st.com/ eleventh.st

    I love Souq Al-Mubarkiya..from time to time, its a nice change to go walking around there..like you said, u can find some interesting things!

    and some good tea too!

  • http://www.zdistrict.com Marzouq

    Its always fun walking around and snapping pictures around there!

  • http://uptill1.com Triple-A

    Eleventh-St : yeah too bad we don’t have any more places like that around kuwait, its nice to keep history at touching distance.

    Marzouq : it was fun, and i wanted to snap many more pictures but didnt have my camera! i need to go back i guess sometime soon.

  • http://uptill1.com N

    Eating there is the best, must go there this weekend :)

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