The Fish Market
The Fish Market
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
An activity I enjoyed in Kuwait City was a visit to the Central Fish Market between the Dhow Harbour and the Sharq Shopping Mall. It is located in an attractive building evoking traditional desert architecture. In the interior the walls have special decorations.

Naturally it smells in a fish market, but overall it is a clean place with information boards in Arabic and English, with toilets, first aid and restaurants. All kind of fresh fish is for sale at the various stalls, also some sepia, big shrimps and quite big crabs. What I didn't see were lobster, octopus, calamari and every kind of molluscs.
Written 5 December 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Oil changed all in Kuwait, but not the traditional fish market at the seaside in the north of Kuwait City. The market hall looks modern, clean and well organized, but the vibrant atmosphere is as usual. The sea area at the mouth of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers has always been rich in different kinds of fish, as is reflected in the stalls selling a huge variety of shellfish such as crabs and huge shrimps, as well as other sea creatures.

Friendly Kuwaiti vendors (not insistent on selling).
Written 30 March 2024
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ozjamesq8
Melbourne, Australia157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
The Fish Market Kuwait is the place in Kuwait where one can buy fresh fishes and a good place for haggling. Overall: 4 Stars
Written 23 July 2014
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Ammar Mootaz
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Fresh sea bream and sea bass from our cages
We fishing it everyday
We have certificate halal
Tunisia
Written 30 December 2018
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,12,046 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
Fishy and so expensive
this the second fish market in Kuwait city in addition to Mubarakia one
We always go there for buying some fish
the price increased day after day
some they sell you none Kuwait fish as Kuwaiti
the smell is fishy
you should know the kinds of fish
known what good and in what season also
some thing important
for i seeks my friends assistance they are more expert than me
the location is not good because it is near souq Sharq
this caused parking problem
i prefer taking your kids with to teach them how to choose and buy fish
Written 18 March 2015
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dustyandreas
Kuwait City, Kuwait228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Here you can find a reasonable prices, which are fluctuating on catch and demand . Choice of barracudas, nuawibee, zubaidee , snapper, as well as other daily delivered by fisherman. In the same building you can find also vegetable and meat market. So your lunch will fit any pocket. If you lucky you can witness bulk trade near midday.
Written 14 April 2012
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It’s not only The fish market, but a market for everything. Located at the seaside after Kuwait Towers. Just park your car and go inside from any gate. Fresh fishes and other seafoods. Simply buy your stuff, send it for cleaning and later to an adjacent restaurant to cook them the way you want.
Short visit is enough.
Written 23 April 2023
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huzzmundo
Leicester, UK2,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Went to the Fish Market when nearby and we actually enjoyed it seeing all the various types of fishes and the staff busy trying to sell them.

Yes it does smell but it was not that bad - glad we got to experience how other cultures and people buy fresh fish. Would recommend visiting even for a quick stop.
Written 29 July 2019
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TrojanSkyCop1
Odenton, MD1,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
I visited this fish market to kill some downtime while staying at the Hilton Kuwait Resort in Fahaheel District back in September 2013 (while waiting to transit to Ireland). If I'd had more time to hire a cook and wasn't staying at a hotel where my meals were already taken care of, I'd have gladly made some purchases here. If you're either (A) a seafood lover, (B) a marine biology buff, or (C) all of the above like I am, you'll find the sheer variety of species on display to be quite fascinating, especially the cuttlefish and the cutlass fish.
Written 7 May 2015
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye1,96,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Business
Lots of fish and sea food available from the sea presented and sold here in public.Very nice to see such a big variety of many kinds of different fish and other sea food.However,smell is a little bit disturbing due to existing live conditions at the market.Good place to see.
Written 8 February 2015
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