Who doesn't know Souk Mubarakiya - one of the oldest heritage market in Kuwait that keeps the past alive. All around are numerous shops selling almost anything and everything. You get a taste of culture, heritage and traditional wooden architecture. I have always enjoyed visiting Mubarakiya several times a year.
Last Friday, we popped into Souk Mubarakiya as the Mubarakiya expo was taking place during the last few weekends as a part of the National day and Liberation day celebration. During the expo, as a part of the celebrations, Mubarakiya market is bejeweled in numerous colored lights by sunset. The whole place gives a magical feel, quite a photographer's delight to capture. The fourth and last phase of the expo will be on Thursday 18th February, to Saturday 20th February. The expo promotes small local businesses of sorts. You will find stalls selling a variety of things. There's snacks, traditional confectionary, home made chocolates and cakes, beverages, juices, tea sets, clothing, jewelry, accessories, flowers and many more. Let me warn you, there is defintely going to be a very big crowd during the expo. Personally I am the sort of person who can enjoy in a crowded expo or festive gatherings as much I would enjoy small gatherings and solitude. You can get to watch traditional musicians and cultural dance by local performers and artists, during the expo.
Expo dates and timings:
Thursday 18 February - 4pm to 9 pm
Friday 19 February - 1pm to 9pm
Saturday 20 February - 1 pm to pm
Hope you enjoy the photos and the pretty lights....