Dikakeen is a colloquial word that is used to describe
many kiosks. This is a part of the tapestry of Kuwaiti
culture that sparked the first businesses in the historic
Souq Al Mubarakiya. The traditional Dikan is a place
where the seller showcases their hand made items,
medicinal oils, toys as well as fruits and vegetables.
Generations gather to carry on their family trade in local
traditional souks as it once was the center of life of a
The interiors and branding of the project merged vintage
Arabic and Western designs as well as materials to
maintain the authenticity of the souq in a contemporary
In love with tradition and European open markets, it was
the client’s long time dream to bring those two elements
together in an arcade. The main attraction of the space
would showcase live cooking by Kuwaiti chefs with their
take on local dishes.