Modern, Western-style shopping malls can be found every where in Kuwait and offer a wide range of clothing stores, restaurants, coffee shops and movie theatres. It is easy to find dry cleaners, tailors, florists, barbers, chemists, and grocery stores at neighbourhood cooperative societies.

In addition to the Co-op, there are several grocery chains conveniently located throughout the country including Carre Four, Geant, Lulu, The Sultan Centre and City Centre. These stores offer a wide variety of grocery products as well as electronics, clothing, household goods, bed and bath items, etc.

The food quality and selection in Kuwait is generally good. Local and imported fruits, vegetables and meats are available as well as many name brand products from back home. It is possible to find food appropriate for dieters, diabetics and the cholesterol-conscious, as well as a small selection of organic items.