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Address: Fosch Street | Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
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A market for brands lovers

Its a nice place for a walk, coffee time as lots of nice well known cafes are there serving coffee and food and mainly is the shopping for top brands of clothings an shoes like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its a nice place for a walk, coffee time as lots of nice well known cafes are there serving coffee and food and mainly is the shopping for top brands of clothings an shoes like CH Some shops are within moderate range like H & M , Mango and Accessorize Yet they are expensive too cuz the whole country is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A clearly gentrified area of Beirut, that looks like an open, lifeless museum with lots of international brands and haute couture venues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

its one of the best attraction in central Beirut , lots of restaurant bars high end brands its nice to walk around this area

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Lahore, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

they have all branded stores and designers as well but only few restaurants which are more of cafe. there is also a cinema. Its not like a mall but a road with all desingers shop. you will see lot of people just roaming around and wasting time. Nothing special unless you wana buy channel or armani

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Before the war in 2006 the Beirut souks was a living marketplace where local fishermen, farmers and craftsmen sold there products side by side. Today its transformed to a modern sky mall for luxury shopping that nobody in the country can afford. Soulless and empty the souks stands there, waiting for tourists that have abandoned the country due to the... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had passsed through early in my trip and dismissed this 'mall' as coldly modern and clean. However, a second visit yielded more activity (filming a music video, street artists, etc). Also home to one of the more accessible and well-stocked bookshops in the city.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's nothing like the souks of for example Nablus or Jerusalem, it's just expensive shops with international brands. Planet discovery however is nice for kids (10 $ per kid). It's also nice with a carfree area.

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istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't expect anything authentic...standard international brands and a standard retail outlet. Loved the architecture though.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Do not be misled by the work 'souk' as this is no old souk with tiny shops. Beirut Souks is nothing but a huge mall housing all your regular premium brands but its the layout that makes it so different & unique. Its a maze of indoor & outdoor corridors that takes you from one section of the mall to... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The old souks in the Middle East are usually the highlights of any town you visit. Full of characters and history, like those of Senaa that stretch back centuries. The old souks of central Beirut are now gone, replaced by a modern structure that is, well modern. Shades of a new museum but with "5th Ave" shopping. Horrendously expensive, with... More 

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