Places in Mubarakiya

Mubarakiya, a market stretching back 200 years,  is certainly the best known and most often visited historical/heritage site in Kuwait. Bazaar has a helpful map here. The artist Zahra Marwan made a beautiful pictorial map of Mubarakiya a few years ago, as part of a project with Huda Abdulmughni. Here are the sites within Mubarakiya that I’ve posted about previously:

These photographs show “New Street” in the early 1960s and come from the flickr of Brett Jordan.

Here is a wonderful “then and now” of New Street from the instagram of Ali al Rais. He has posted more old photos of Mubarakiya here and here. The drawing comes from The Kuwait Urbanization by Saba George Shiber.

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