Upon roaming through the shops at the Iranian souq I came across this Dikkan – one hell of a find. It’s a tiny store only about 4X4 square meters but it’s packed full of random stuff from Kuwait’s past. To tell you the truth there were many items in there that I couldn’t recognize, items that go as far back as perhaps the early fifties. I’m sure many of the older generation would find this post nostalgic and would probably find the store entirely enchanting. The rest of you children of the Nido can take a look at the 40+ pictures and maybe get your parents to read this post and see if they recognize anything.


This entry was posted on Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 12:52 am

19 Responses to “Old Kuwait hidden in a Dikkan”

  1. mohammad says:

    Wow ..

    i must give’m a visit πŸ˜‰

    thanks 4 the photos πŸ˜‰

  2. Monther says:

    god from where did u find this place ??
    where is it exactly ?
    thanks alot 4 sharing man ;p

  3. Ahmad says:

    Wow what a find. I think a whole site can be created from the things in it.

    I remember the brown milk bottle from a long time ago. It used to have a metal foil top that you remove and it was very brittle.

  4. M7 says:

    wow men zman wedy aro7 elsog el irani a7es feh ashya2 7elwa
    bas halshya2 for sale wella bas 3arth ?
    fe a7ad yeshra7 elly da5el wella shof w emsh ? ;p

  5. ban1 says:

    shay 7a6ir waied 7’oooosh 9ooooar waied 7ilweeen
    ye36eeeek el 3afaya enta w 7antoooosh

  6. 1001Nights says:

    This reminds me of a project which was displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in new york. Some artist got his mother’s old stuff, old shoes, 6asaat, old cartons, etc. and 7a6hum on display it was a HUGE display and seemed to have gotten a lot of recognition as an art display.


  7. e7mood says:

    ee wala where is it exactly?

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  9. forzaq8 says:

    there are many shops that sell these kind of stuff in kuwait
    the most important thing , what about the prices ?

  10. Budour says:

    This looks very much like my grandparent’s storage room.

    I even wrote about it on my blog: http://theovenexperiments.com/2009/10/02/treasures-in-the-basement/

  11. Breeze says:

    hatha mo bil soug il irani ela 3al 4th ring road?

  12. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    Hmm INTERESTING! What is exactly the 10th picture? The one with the red Kuwaiti flag???

  13. Danderma says:

    I remember the clay! and the old macintosh box… and the old crush bottle we used to drink from (and put tabasco in and dare each other to drink it)

    o ham i remember cham ma6ara…

    o il Like Cola kan 3jeeeeb! A7la min both coca cola and pepsi 7safa 3leeh!

    o my father min yeshoof bo6ol sinalco for some reason yeg3ad yegol sinalcooo o sinalcoo… wayed y7ebah….

    Ama 3n il milk bottle fa im jealous! We used to have milk bottles like london!? a7la ma fee london il milk bottles!!!! Urrrgh why do we always have nice things then we discard them?!

    Must visit them πŸ˜€

  14. Yousef says:

    Wa6n 3Mri car plates πŸ™‚

    The place’s location for those who asked


  15. Marzouq says:

    Wow! Those are really some old items! Very nice pictures!!! I remembered when they used to bring those Crush bottles around!

  16. ON says:

    lol yea i know where that place it,
    n i luv it!

  17. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    I thought so!!! A7la from the ones we have now!

  18. Oleana says:

    I tried clicking on google map but it wont open. Can you post it again. Thanks πŸ™‚