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Beirut Souks

Fosch Street | Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #14 of 48 attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

nothing special. The same brands as we have in EU (even the same as we have in Poland). The same pricing. OK - quite nice architecture - desiger of the Beirut Souk very professionally integrated the mall within surrounding buildings.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visiting traditional souks are my primary goal when traveliling and this one was a disappointment. It's a high end shopping mall more reminisecent of Miami Beach than Marrakesh. Nice modern architecture an yet another GAP store.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You can be there for 3 reasons First Reason if you was looking to shop for well know brands, there are a lot of shops that will buy that. Second reason if you was looking for a palace to walk without the annoying cars heavy traffic Third Reason if you want to enjoy the art of the place decorations and... More

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Bologna, Italia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

it isn't a real souk, but only a lot of expensive shops of international brands.it is certainly not what you would expect from a souk. disappointing.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the good thing: no cars (which is rare in Beirut). But the Souks are only Souks by name (this is where they used to be). Today it is a collection of the typical shops you find anywhere (H&M, Zara etc.) Still a nice place for a walk.

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Madrid, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You can't really describe Souks, it has to be seen. It is absolutely amazing, and jaw dropping. Daytime scenery is one thing, but you have to visit at night in order to really appreciate the wonders of lighting and style.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Don't let the name fool you; Beirut Souk is a very cosmopolitan shopping area and open space, with most of the well known and average brands (from fashion to jewelry), as well as a pretty good variety of restaurants. It's a modern open-space strip-mall that simply caters to all ages and family members. There is lots of space for your... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beirut Souk is a historic market located in the heart of Beirut Downtown area (one of the loveliest places in the whole of middle east) the Souk was renovated after the civil war few decades ago and now most of the shops are international brands or nice (yet expensive) Lebanese restaurants/cafes. at the end of the Souk you can find... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

You will find just about every designer shop you think of, but everything is very expensive. You might get yourself busy with some window shopping after all :)

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Damascus, Syria
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is where I go every time I am in Beirut, along with the neighboring Virgin Megastore in Martyrs' Square. There are shops of all famous brands, not to forget the well-known cafes and restaurants. It is THE place of leisure in Beirut

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