The Souk Sharq is a major shopping center in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The center began as a traditional souq but as the city has undergone investment has expanded into a modernized western-style shopping mall of approximately 55,567m³ area, with a vivacious atmosphere and one of Kuwait's most liveliest social venues.
There are only 21 water clocks in the world today and Sharq Market has one one of them. This 5.5m structure, constructed by Professor Bernard Gitton, is located in the Central hall (Plaza), and is the only one of its kind in the Gulf. The Ancient Greeks called this service “Clepsydra” which literally means “water thief”, and it is one of the oldest ways to measure time. .