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The First Pharmacy in Kuwait

The first Islamic pharmacy in Kuwait has been renovated and re-opened as a mini museum a year ago, but it’s the first time that I get a chance to go. The pharmacy is located in Souq Al Mubarakiya and it’s the ground floor of what’s known as “Kishk Mubarak”. At some point the place was turned into a samboosa shop, but later on the place was fixed. The first Kuwaiti pharmacist and doctor was Abdulilah Abdullah Al Abdulilah Al Qenai. He owned that pharmacy. There were many things displayed including the tools that he used and even his glasses. There were also handwritten letters that date back to the 1900s. It’s a beautiful place to visit and I believe that it’s a symbol of Kuwaiti heritage.

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