Sunday, January 27, 2008

Souq Al-Mubarakiya

Yesterday, I went with my family to Souq (also written as Souk) Al-Mubarakiya. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's an old Kuwaiti market that sells all sorts of traditional clothes, accessories, homewares, kitchenware, and some other stuff too. There are fruit stalls and a (very stinky) fish market as well. There are also some out of place modern stores like phone shops and electronics, but the majority is antique/vintage or just plain traditional. It helps that the architecture and decor of the place is old fashioned.

Anyway, we had a lot of fun and lots of laughs and lots of pictures.. Despite the creepos who were ogling and following us around until I threatened (by telling my mom, knowing they would hear me) to take their pictures and give them to the police. We also bought some unnecessary items but who could resist the dirt-cheap prices! There were a lot of great things, but you know me, I have to put the interesting - funny - ones here, which are items from a "Women's Stall".

Bad Hair Day? Extensions aplenty! Blondies don't worry, there's something for you too.


Highlighted hair? Here's a ponytail for you.


I can has eye infection?


There are lots of colors to choose from. I love how someone just abused that turquoise shade.


For those days when you just 'lost' it, take a long hot shower with 'Virginity Soap'. Might I remind you that it's 'Women*Special'. Tough luck, men.


And just for giggles: visit Kuwaiti Ruin Home for 'entics' and Remaining Pieces. Umm.. okaay? I think they mean Kuwaiti Home for Antiques and Ruins. Close enough.

20 comments:

'Grey' said...

loool ! Kuwait ruins and Virginity soap ! hee hee ! * on my way to Mubarakiya *

do0da said...

I went there long ago, one of their restaurants was AWESOME! and u can tell which one it is cuz kilhum are near empty cept for this one which is full :P

chika said...

:D I used to love going, NOT near the fish market of course... lots of funny stuff you can find there

loya said...

eyanen soug il mubarikiya!! what does the virginity soap do? ;p chan sa2altay...
ooo mani tha7ka 3al ma7al il akher, shakla yaksir il kha6er the guy who owns it, eloog he's old oo ga9aw 3alai

Marzouq said...

Looks like you guys had a good time! But seriously, what are some of those products! hahaha! Virginity Soap! hahahaha!

I like Embarakiya, but they should keep it as ma7alaat turaatheya, turn it into somewhere people want to visit and supported by the government turn it into an area like Dar Al Sadoo which is privately supported!

Shoush said...

3ad i was about to post my pics of my visit to soog il '3arabally and soog il7areem recently. :P

FourMe said...

I couldn't help laughing at the "dirt-cheap" comment nice translation :P btw those extensions I swear I thought they were farwaat kharoof

:::ShoSho::: said...
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:::ShoSho::: said...

LoL at the soap?!!! What's so special about it ??!!!
You know, I haven't been there Ever! I want to go though!

Lala* said...

YOu should have gotten yourself one of those colorful ghetras om karakeesh ! :-)

This Lady said...

It was really fun. Getting to see things that aren't part of ur daily life..

But really anyone who hasn't been there, SHOULD GO!!

Its a very new experience.

And yeah the virginity soap.. I don't know how its supposed to be used.. I'm afraid to ask!

Mrm said...

lol!!
"i can has eye infection?" <---hahahahahha!

and what the hell is with the virginity soap!!!

R. said...

Did u ask wats soo special about the virgnity soap? Looks like u had a blast ; ) BTW i love ur blog!

WendyB said...

LOL! I want that soap!

Rashisha said...

Bwahahahahahahahaaha VIRGINITY SOAP!!!

meeemo said...

traditional souqs are always fun ... you get to see so much .. things that you didn't know even existed ...

Hopeless Poet said...

Does the soup suppose to restore virginity back? :P

eshda3wa said...

i always wanted to go to lmbarikiya.. iv never been!

Jewaira said...

I love soug Mubarakiyyah

Ms. D said...

waaaaay virginity soap!!! welyom ana ow rfejty shayfeen "hymen cream"!!! shesaweee balla!