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Souk Sharq Shopping Mall

15 January 2020

Set on the beautiful waterfront promenade, the Souk Sharq in Kuwait has genuinely surprised shoppers until today. Initially, it started as an open-air traditional souk market, but today it’s one of the most famous shopping centers in the city. It is possible as Kuwait witnessed rapid infrastructural development over the years. Thus, this small shopping center turned into a 55,567m³ massive modern shopping mall. Souk Sharq (Mall) is the city’s most vibrant social venue attracting locals and tourists alike.

souk sharq shopping mall


It is a complete family destination with tons of exciting things to do inside - also, an excellent place to escape from the intense heat. If we talk about the mall amenities, the list is long. However, the major highlights are the international branded shops. You’ll also find small shops around selling a variety of items like antiques, local souvenirs, and local Arabic coffee. The Souk Sharq gives you a glimpse of the enriched Arabic culture. You’ll also find ample opportunity to meet and greet the locals as they marvel around.

After you enjoy shopping in the branded classy boutiques and designer shops, don't forget to treat yourself with a gorgeous culinary retreat. You’ll find fine-dine restaurants and cafes offering delicious cuisine to relish your taste buds. It is also not all about the food. While having your favorite meal and drink, get stunning views of the surrounding sea. Undoubtedly, this is a unique experience.

Mall Highlights

Let’s now talk about the entertainment options, and the list is equally long and exciting. You’ll start with movie theaters and kids amusement park. You’ll also find impressive live performances staged inside in the central plaza area, so keep looking around.

We’ll now talk about a unique exhibit in this mall. On the ground floor, you’ll find an 18 ft tall unique structure. It functions as a water-clock and thermometer. It is a creation by the famous French physicist Professor Bernard Gitton and its superb!

Another reason for the popularity and success of this mall is its vast diversity. The attractions and mall entertainment are for people of all ages. Its location beside the Gulf Road at the edge of the seawater is another apparent reason for the popularity and success. There is a big artificial lake surrounding the mall. Things get even more exciting when you rent a small motor-boat or jet ski and enjoy a thrilling ride on the lake water.

These are a few of the obvious reasons for which Souq Sharq attracts millions of locals and tourists alike. Undoubtedly, in this mall, you’ll find a revolutionary list of premium branded stores and exciting recreational activities. These are good enough to spend an entire day with family and enjoy it. After the sunset, you get breathtaking panoramic views of the Marina that’ll hold your breath!

Major Stores

Debenham's, Next Retail, River Island, Mango, Oasis, Arbash Diamonds, El Taher, Racing Green, Milano, Zara, Body Shop, and the list is long.

Mall Opening Hours

Sat to Fri. 10 am - 10 pm


The Souk Sharq
Gulf Road,
Al Asimah, Kuwait City

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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