Mubarakiya Market keeps tradition alive as modernity looms large
Kuwait’s venerable AlMubarakiya Market should never lose its aura of heritage despite a slew of development projects that have sprung up in the area, a municipal official said yesterday. Osama Al-Otaibi, a member of Kuwait’s Municipal Council, said that names given to roads that meander through what had once been the epicenter of the nation’s trade, would remain intact. He pointed out that the historic market has long beguiled visitors through its nostalgic ambiance, even as plans to expand the facility continue to move full steam. Named after Kuwait’s seventh ruler and founding father Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, the market is highly reminiscent of old bazars with vintage products and restaurants available.
KUWAIT: Abdullah Al-Salem Street in Al-Mubarakiya Market.