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Beirut Souks, Beirut

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Beirut Souks is known for shopping, dining, and mixed-media entertainment, but also take time to explore the contemporary architecture and urban design in this central commercial district. Rebuilt in the early 1990s, in the same place that major souks had operated before their destruction in the Lebanese civil war, the region contains vast vaulted arcades and interconnected alleys and courtyards, with a respectful eye to conserving archaeological findings and surviving historical architecture. The souks are filled with international luxury brands and fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants, a movie theater, and a children's science museum. Arrange to visit Beirut Souks and other attractions in Beirut using our Beirut trip itinerary builder app .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The closed market differs from the traditional Arab markets. Predominantly has shops with expensive clothes that go to mall and not to market with traditional genres.
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  • October 3, 2017
    if you like shopping - go there. there is nothing with old souks, just regular shopping mall with coffee shops and plenty of shops  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Do especially the souk Tayyeb or Taybe every Saturday until 15: 00. This is a kind of market for vegetables, fruit, produced regional, on-site kitchen... I also enjoyed the "stand" of good informative books illustrated on the Lebanon, the birds, the habits and customs of the country sold on-site by their author.
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The capital city, Beirut offers a great variety of accommodations across its many lively districts. Downtown possesses a good number of hotels and hostels, close to the main sightseeing spots, and rich in shops and services. Hamra district has a similarly large number of places to stay, with hotels located along the main stylish boulevards, and hostels and guesthouses to be found on the connecting side streets. Ain El Mraiseh district offers a good alternative for those wanting to get a room overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
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