Of course Kuwaitis have big "Souks" or shopping malls airconditioned where you can find all the international brands ( no fake ones) but I always prefer to walk around the bazaars that you can feel the local people.Dates are important products of the country.You can have the best examples of the arab peninsula
What to buy: Dates
This is a huge supermarket-type ishh place. There are a couple of locations around Kuwait, I visited 2. One was in Al-Shuwaikh area and the other was in the Sharq Mall. This "supermarket" was much better than the other available because of the diversity of the products available. Mostly American. All things here arent available any where else in Kuwait (i Was told). Many products I brought home with me. I advise this to people who r going 2 live in this country and people who r living here but havent visited it. (Hard to believe since the country is to fingers wide..) =)
What to pay: Depends ..
In 2003 a Missile Struck Sharq mall, heading from Iraq (headed by former president Saddam Hussain). No serious casualties.
This is a very popular Multi level shopping mall, with alot of restaurants, boutiques, shops, a marina, a Cinema etc. You can spend a whole day in here.
What to pay: You will not spend less than KD 5 - I'm assuming you'll at least have coffee there :-)
A multi level mall, with cinema, stores/boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas etc
What to buy: I think Virgin Records was here (bad memory)- either here or Souq Sharq