Starbucks in Kuwait


Adeiliyah Co-op, Adailiya, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2002, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

Two story.

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Avenues Mall 1, Al Rai, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

The first of a WHOPPING EIGHT STARBUCKS in the Avenues Mall. I think this is why the word redonkulous was invented.

Avenues Mall 3, Al Rai, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/7/2013


Avenues Mall 4, Al Rai, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

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Avenues Mall 5, Al Rai, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/7/2013


Kuwait Airport - Air Inside, Farwaniyah, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/8/2013


Kuwait Airport 2- Departure, Farwaniyah, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/8/2013


Kuwait Airport I - Arrivals, Farwaniyah, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

24 HOURS, BABY!!!

Al Mohalab Mall, Hawalli, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

This very old store, maybe 10 years, is a doppi, a kiosk design I have not seen in many years.

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Al Plaza Complex, Hawalli, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

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Avenues Mall - Lake View, Kuwait City, Kuwait
OPENED: 11/5/2012, PHOTO: 6/7/2013


Avenues Phase III, Kuwait City, Kuwait
OPENED: 11/5/2012, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

As of this visit, this is the only Reserve store in Kuwait, and both the exterior and interior designs are spectacular. You would think that with eight, soon to be nine, stores in the same mall, this new one would not need more space, yet it does have a second floor, and a rather spacious one at that.

Al Bidaa, Maselah, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2005, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

Two story, but, alas, the second floor does not offer a view of the water. :-(

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Nuzha Co-op, Nuzha, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2010, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

Drive-thru. Not that common outside America and Canada, but growing in popularity. Kuwait has around 10. Also, to get to the restroom you have to go through a pair of swinging doors, something I've not seen at any of the other 11,200 stores I've visited around the world.

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Al-Mowasat Hospital, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/7/2013


Marina Crescent, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: 1/1/2004, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

Almost right on the water, which provides some much-needed cool air if you choose to sit on the patio.

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Marina Mall., Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

Recently renovated, with a cool mural about the coffee process, as well as a smartly-decorated wall of shelves in the back.

Salmiya Flagship, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

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Seef Hospital, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

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Sheikha Centre, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: 5/1/2003, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

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The Scientific Centre, Salmiya, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

This store sits in the Scientific Centre, a tourist attraction that includes an aquarium. From the patio in front of the store, you can see an old wooden ship, a historical artifact that, coincidentally enough, is depicted one of the Starbucks Kuwait mugs.

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The Palms, Salwa, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/7/2013

Not inside the posh hotel, but in a strip of shops right next door.

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York - Al Shaab, Shaab, Kuwait
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/6/2013

Of the first six stores I saw in Kuwait, this one had the prettiest facade.

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