In Focus: Bin Nisf

Post by Mark

For all my hardware needs I usually pass by Ace Hardware since their location is convenient and there’s always a lot of parking. But the hardware section at Ace is pretty small and there are a lot of things I either can’t find or if I do find they just don’t have enough variety. That’s where Bin Nisf comes in.

Bin Nisf is located in Shuwaikh in the street behind where the old IKEA used to be located. I believe it’s the largest hardware store in Kuwait. The place is HUGE. They have everything from screw drivers to car jacks to construction boots. There isn’t anything really they don’t have and the best part is the fact they carry a number of brands. This means if you find an item lets say a drill, you’re not just stuck with that one brand but you can actually compare it to other drills from different brands.

Price wise they’re similar to the rest of the market but unlike the smaller hardware shops on the same street the prices at Bin Nisf are usually fixed unless it’s something that costs over KD25 and then there “might” be room for negotiation depending on what you’re getting. The biggest disadvantage they have is location. There barely is any parking around them and don’t even think about going there in the middle of the week since it’s traffic hell. But, you could do what I do which is park on the same street where A2Z and True Values are located and then just walk 5 minutes to Bin Nisf or pass by on Saturdays. For contact information and a map check out the very outdated Bin Nisf website [Here]

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  1. Mathai says:

    What you can do is drive past Bin Nisf, take the first right and then immediately take a left and park in the complex there. I found a lot of stuff in Bin Nisf that I couldn’t find in Ace and Hempel

  2. gunsmoke says:

    Ya this place is amazing, I have found everything I’ve ever needed. Prices are very reasonable as well.

  3. yousef5 says:

    Place is awesome. First went there a couple of months ago and was like, wow, this is comparable to Lowe’s in the US! And I used to love going to Lowe’s all the time just to look around and stuff.

  4. darkwolf80s says:

    I always go there if I needed something for electric or hardware materials. They got some neat toys that would even make Batman jealous. :)

  5. Haitham says:

    They have an excellent selection but the prices are high. I bought a Black & Decker Plug-in Cooler from Geant and Bin Nisf was selling the exact same item for at least 40% more.

  6. darkwolf80s says:

    I always go over there if I wanted to pick some electric or hardware materials. They got a lot of neat toys that would even make Batman jealous. :)

  7. Mohammed says:

    It’s an excellent place and the price’s are reasonable. I like the fact that we are supporting local and not franchises or international stores such as ACE, Tru-Value etc.

    • Mark says:

      We are supporting the place because its HUGE lol

      I should have added a note to this post:


      Seriously, they don’t understand what’s interesting in walking around the place just checking out random tools you really want but can’t figure out what you would use it for.

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  9. Spartan says:

    dude u shouldnt have made a comparison between ace hardware and bin nisf…watch them sue u now :P

    and for all the degrading comments about women, im assuming u guys are 14..grow up

  10. Desert Girl says:

    I’m a girl and I LOVE hardward stores…. and junkyards… and trips to mechanic shops… :)

    Thanks for posting about this. I wanna go.

  11. Kuwaity says:

    My favorite HW store. It makes me feel like a child in a candy store !

  12. Q82011 says:

    Do they sell lumber? I can’t find wood anywhere

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