Shopping in Kuwait

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The country provides special shopping avenues. It has many markets, shops, and malls that present a variety of items like clothes, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry, gifts, equipment, and international brand products.

This variety of products accommodates different styles. That is why malls were established by using an architectural style that offers the shopper with the feeling of comfort and entertainment while shopping.

At the same time, it offers sellers with enough areas to display their items in creative and attractive ways for shoppers. When you feel exhausted during shopping; you can refresh yourself by drinking fresh drinks and eating fast dishes from a variety of restaurants and food outlets. They are ubiquitous in many markets and malls allover Kuwait governorates.

The country is an oil-rich country that has an incredibly high population of people who moved there looking for a study abroad. With everything from traditional markets to modern malls, Kuwait provides travelers an unforgettable shopping experience and amazing seasonal discounts. Depending on your location and preferences, you will find just about what suits your personal taste!

Here are some places to checkout for a great shopping experience in the county!

  • Salmiya is the central shopping hub in the country, boasting dazzling malls fully justifying its main street’s nickname of Middle Eastern Champs Elysees. Salmiya outlets offer few bargains in regards to Western-style fashion, although Eastern-designed and made outfits can bep\ purchased for good prices. The malls offer window-shopping for miles and a charming selection of coffee shops and food courts for people watching.
  • The best buy in Kuwait is gold as it’s sold by weight, not by article, and retailers will make up your own design for a small cost. Close by the Sheraton Hotel in the capital is an interesting mall, the Al-Watiya Complex, which has a more oriental feel to it. It's located near the Filipino and Indian districts and is one of the great places to source gold and jewelry.
  • For the Middle Eastern shopping experience of a lifetime, head to Souq Marbarakia, the biggest of Kuwait City’s traditional Arab markets. Bargaining is not only required, but it’s also fun, and discounts of over fifty percent can be obtained if you’re patient. Gold, jewelry, crafts, traditional clothing, shoes, purses, housewares, spices, herbs, fresh produce, olives, and dates are all great buys, and the little restaurants and coffee shops in the food hall are great when you need a break from the chaos.

When shopping in the local markets, feel free to bargain. If you want to get an idea of how much you should be paying, visit the state-run craft markets, which have steady rates. Shops here are mostly open from as early as 7.30 a.m on weekdays. Most are closed at least once a week, usually on Fridays, but you will still find something open every day of the week. Carry your bag and go shop in the Kuwaiti without any fear or fret, we've got your back covered at RocApply.

"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey

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