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Zaitunay Bay, Beirut

(4.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Stroll along Zaitunay Bay, the quayside promenade in the capital's central district overflowing with restaurants, retail shops, and activities. Visitors and locals congregate at the waterside "urban beach" to shop, dine, visit the yacht club, and take advantage of the water sports, fishing, diving, and boating opportunities at the two activity centers in the area. Stop to eat at one of the international restaurant outlets or to try Lebanese and French cuisine at local restaurants while people-watching and taking in the view of the harbor. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Zaitunay Bay by using our Beirut vacation generator.
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  • Nice setup so close to the sea and the floating boats. Wonderful sunset, beautiful ambiance and charming surrounding.  more »
  • I always enjoy the afternoon there! You can have lunch outside in any of the restaurants at Zaitouneh Bay (Leila for lebanese cuisine, Cozmo for international, Classic Burger...) then have a cup of co...  more »
  • a crazy world on a Pier overlooking a marina charmless none; a huge concrete dam can't see the sea; all the restaurants are those of ordinary signs found throughout Beirut... absolutely to avoid
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  • Really Nice atmosphere. Quiet in the weekdsys, but lots of energy in the weekend. prices in the restaurents can be a bit steep though.
  • Wonderful view by the sea...many cuisine choices...all are good restaurants...it's a nice area for walking too...usually crowded and quiet at the same time...it's highly recommended
  • A typical marina view. The place is a promenade of high end restaurants and parked yachts with chic people walking around and enjoying their time. I enjoyed it and would visit again
  • The marina is amongst the most expensive in the Mediterranean. Offering very basic services such as extremely overpriced electricity and water. I see no reason to stop you yacht in this marina except if you don't sail and want to boast being berthed there. Restaurants are average and overpriced and mostly empty during week days. The adjacent St Georges swimming pools are a bit odd.
  • Best outing location for Beirutians after the demise of the centre ville...great foods but shocking bills at Karam sur mer, at Babyl and at the Indian restaurant. The rest of the restaurants, especially the Boubes chain are good and reasonable.