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Best Dates in Kuwait

I often look at the Search Engine Terms part of my Blog stats to see what searches brought people to my blog. Some of them are hilarious, and some of them – I wish I had the answers!

One of yesterday’s questions was “What are the best dates in Kuwait?”

I am not an expert on dates. I remember our first visit in a Kuwaiti house, and how at the end of dinner, the host brought out dates. There must have been ten different kinds, some dry, some moist, one very soft sugary one that I adore) it probably has about 10,000 calories in each date, but oh my, what a taste!) All the dates were from his own trees – he has a date plantation all his own! What luxury!

I remember that when I lived in Qatar, and had a date tree in my yard, the date harvest usually occurred somewhere around now – or maybe July.

So I ask my Kuwaiti readers and fellow bloggers, on this lazy Friday, to help me out. And not just me, but the likes of me, people who read my blog because they are fascinated with life in another country and learning more about different ways of life – What is your very favorite Kuwaiti date, and why?

June 22, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Experiment, Generational, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Middle East, Shopping


  1. I love all kinds of dates even the soft and squishy ones. It’s so healthy to have a few dates per day and if you do then it counts as a whole meal … yummie

    Comment by pearls | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. go to “dates souk” in shwaikh area.. they have lots of dates shops that sell many types and kinds.

    some of those shops have opened in some co-ops in the residential areas. wait couple months from now and u will get it fresh almost from any where 🙂

    bon appetit 🙂

    Comment by the simper | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  3. My favorite date in Kuwait is with tall chubby women.

    Comment by Purgatory | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  4. Are you sure that’s what they meant? I imagine they’re looking for a dating site 🙂

    Anyway, there’s one we call “sukkary” or sugary in English (I think.) To me, those are the sweetest of all!

    Comment by Bojacob | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  5. Pearls – I agree. but it’s something I have learned since I came to the the date-growing countries and started eating FRESH dates, not those stale, packaged, dried out things I grew up calling dates.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  6. Simper – AWESOME map, says a map person! Is the date market the place marked “MARKET?” There are a lot of things marked on the map, I wasn’t sure which place was the date souk.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  7. Purg, your are incorrigable! LLLLLOOOOLLLLL, you gave me the best laugh for today.

    Bojacob – I think the Sukkary ones are the ones I love. And like two of them give me a sugar high, but oh, they are hard to resist, they just melt in your mouth.

    “Best dates in Kuwait” . . . looking for a KUWAIT dating site? Could such a thing even exist? That never for a heartbeat occurred to me – I thought they were talking about DATE dates. . . hmmmmmmm

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  8. Ok now that you have had your laugh CIA, where is my date?

    Comment by Purgatory | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  9. it is dead center at the cross mark.. it is close to a market called “London super market”

    i was at Carefour at the Avenues mall today, and they have some colletion of some “tamur” or “tamOr” which is dates.. also i guess u can find i in Sultan center too..

    but to have some fun, go to the mark on the map at shuwaikh.. or the old souk in kuwait city.


    Comment by the simper | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  10. One tall, sugary, chubby date headed your way, Purg. Be watching!

    Thanks, simper, very cool. Actually, I have seen the date stalls in the old downtown souk – but what is the BEST date?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  11. Ok, I will be waiting.

    Comment by Purgatory | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  12. i googled “how to get a date in Kuwait” and this is where it took dates are fine too..and hey, im a tall chubby woman. whoda thunk?

    Comment by tess | July 8, 2007 | Reply

  13. Welcome, Tess, and how funny!

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 9, 2007 | Reply

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