Shopping malls and markets are found across Kuwait. From a luxury Kuwait Mall to its energetic Friday market, shopping breaks in Kuwait offer an alluring mix of retail therapy and relaxation.
Shopping in Kuwait
Kuwait’s largest shopping mall is The Avenues. This enormous mall is home to a range of different shops, including designer boutiques and international clothing stores. It also boasts many different restaurants and cafes, which attract residents who love to eat out as well as visitors looking for international food in the city. Another popular shopping mall in Kuwait City is Souq Sharq, home to a fantastic mix of shops, restaurants and family-focused events.
Salmiya, near Kuwait City, is the most popular shopping district. Its main streets, especially Hamad al-Mubarak Street and Salem al-Mubarak Street, are often lined with shoppers, especially during prominent Muslim festivals in Kuwait like Eid ul-Fitr.
Villa Moda is Kuwait’s premier department store and is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed designers, including Prada, Gucci and Ferragamo. For a lively taste of local life, visit Souq Al-Mubarakiya in Kuwait city. This bustling market is a great place to find a holiday souvenir and gold jewellery.
What to buy in Kuwait
Kuwait boasts a range of designer clothing stores, but is also home to many electronics and mobile phone shops. Health and beauty stores offer a dazzling array of cosmetics and, as in many countries of the Middle East, shopping for gold jewellery is particularly popular in its malls and markets. In addition, Kuwait has a large variety of bookshops, many of which sell English-language books.