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Lazy Mubarakiyya Friday

For our non-Kuwaiti friends, Friday is the day off in Kuwait if you only have one day off, Friday and Saturday for a few. It’s the perfect time of the year to visit the Mubarakiyya Souks – not too hot, not too cold and always something interesting to see. Grab your friends and family, and have lunch in the square where all the restaurants are.

In our two years of visiting the restaurant, we never realized the menu was on the bottom of the kleenex box:

Bread making:

So good!

Kebab making:

Busy in the tea stall:

The tea stays HOT on the table tea-grill:


March 14, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Cooking, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Hot drinks, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Weather


  1. ya salam 3la el mabrkeya w kabab el mabrkeya w g6awat el mbarkey a:)

    Comment by Cat | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  2. I just realized CAT wrote a comment in Arabic:) Intlxpatr r u going to understand what she said! The souk el mabrkeya looks very traditional, I like going to places which still have the taster of the nation culture!

    Comment by zainoba | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. nice review, thanks for sharing those pictures and telling us about it

    Comment by The M Code | March 14, 2008 | Reply

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  5. primitively whimsical. looked like fun! the menu on the bottom of the tissue box is a very interesting idea.

    Comment by Mrm | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thank you, Cat!

    Heee heeee, Zainoba, I can’t understand a lot; I think I understand that! It’s the same kind of thing you say when people come in at the airport – hamd’allah 3la salaama – isn’t it? So like “peace, blessings of mubarakiyya and kababs and coffees at mubarakiyya?”

    M-Code – My Kuwaiti friends look at me in astonishment and say “We never go there!”

    Mrm – I think you would love it. You would see other things. I am very curious what you would see (hint!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  7. Were you there on friday morning?! my mother and her friends went for breakfast .. i am still hurt she didnt tell me!!! lol! hope you had a blast! 🙂

    Comment by Chirp | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  8. Chirp, did it every occur to you that maybe I am one of your mother’s friends? 😉 The atmosphere there is SO relaxed; we love going there.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 16, 2008 | Reply

  9. LOL I wouldn’t be surprised actually. My mother knows every one and their mothers and probably their great grand mothers also! LOL!

    Comment by Chirp | March 16, 2008 | Reply

  10. LOL, Chirp! My Mom is the same!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 16, 2008 | Reply

  11. […] comfortable zone, and we can even start eating outside at night. We are yearning to go back to the Souk Mubarakiyya after church on Fridays, or on a relaxed Saturday night. Or Paul’s in the Fehaheel Al Kout […]

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