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Beirut Souks

Fosch Street | Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #13 of 46 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Heard some stories about this area. It was said there is no Lebanese culture there. It was bought by world bank something like that, that's also why you see lots of soldiers but no Lebanese people.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Upscale, very smart and excruciatingly boring- don't waste your time except for the saturday food soul

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Beirut, Lebanon
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Beirut Souks is an amazing place to visit when in Beirut. Its an upscale fashion market with high-end brands (not if you are in budget) with lots of affordable cafes and restaurants. Or you can just take a walk in it and enjoy looking at fashionable people moving around. Also, you can watch cinema and Beirut Souks (its one of... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beirut Souks is an upscale outdoor mall area. It has most of the brands you see everywhere else. It is clean and easy to get around. The famers market on Saturday is really worth the visit. They recently opened a wonderful cinema. They have an upscale TSC signature grocery store. Same prices as of most grocery stores, but really clean... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First of all, this is not even a souk. It's an outdoor shopping mall, with free (but terrible) wifi, fast fashion brand shops and super expensive restaurants. The only redeeming factor is that it's actually a public place where you can enjoy a walk on in the concrete hell that is Beirut. Yes, it's better than anything Lebanon will ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's a mall, like any mall all across the globe. Lots of over-priced stuff for sale in glitzy shops. Lots of chain chain shops and not much soul. HOWEVER! On Saturdays there is Souk El Tayeb- the weekly Beirut farmers market. This is a great stop while downtown. Lots of vendors selling every manner of vegetable, fruit, and street Lebanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

soo classy and elegent. This place has it all: a shopping center, restaurants, food market, cinema.. it's suitable for families, teenagers and children. You can spend the whole day in beirut souks. Also there is "souk el tayeb" which is a small part in beirut souks (it's open only on Saturdays). It's a market selling organic food, homemade foods and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The mall is one of the more unique malls since it incorporates both the outdoors as well as the indoors Ina very cohesive way. It has a very nice upscale design concept to it which can match any mall in the world. As far as the stores go they are you typical generic mall brands found everywhere such as Zara,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

That's some mix of old eastern souk and a luxury mall. Nice concept. It's must a visit place since you're in Beirut. You'll love it if you like shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Reminiscent of the old Beirut souks once flourished in the 60s and the 70s, the New downtown souks got only the name. The shops and standards of architecture and living spaces have all changed. You have a state of the art buildings and shops from all over the world with all the fashion, jewelry, movie theaters and restaurants scattered around.... More 

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