Mubarakiya Mar­ket keeps tra­di­tion alive as moder­nity looms large

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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