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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Chic, hip, fun district of Beirut.

First of all, there's no such thing as "WEST" Beirut anymore. That was during the sad years of Lebanon's tragic civil war, which ended 25 years ago in 1990. So, please make the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

DeMille place, especially if you love shopping there are also many hotels, restaurants and night clubs, one of the most famous districts of Beirut

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Interesting area of shops and restaurants especially if you want to get a more local feel for Beirut and not be amongst the tourists so much… busy roads and they don't seem to stop for pedestrians so and the Hamra road is one way and they seem impatient drivers…twenty minute walk form the Phoenicia Hotel

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First of all, there's no such thing as "WEST" Beirut anymore. That was during the sad years of Lebanon's tragic civil war, which ended 25 years ago in 1990. So, please make the appropriate correction TripAdvisor. As far as Hamra district goes, I loved it. Bustling area filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, hotels and night clubs. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice place fir shopping and spend the time there and to find many luxury offices to do best shopping

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Still a very busy and animated street full of shopping outlets, restaurants and hotels. A street with a long story in Beirut especially with its near location to the American University of Beirut

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I knew Hamra in its heydays in the 70s. It was the bustling, multi-cultural shopping and entertainment area of Beirut. Nowadays, I only got to Hamra at nights for bar-hopping and on a discovery mission to the latest small restaurants and cantina. It's always a joy to mix with the college crowd and those nostalgic to the area. Park as... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm not sure it actually referenced this area, but West Beirut Hamra area has a lot to offer both local and visitors be it shopping or archaeology.

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Many people like this street, however since i am the kind of person who prefers scenery to shopping streets, i did not like it so much. it has everything, mall, shops, cafes and restaurants it is busy but after all it is like any shopping street anywehere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Hamra area is the new heart of Beirut. During the 2006 war Israel destroyed a lot of housings downtown. Many people moved to western Beirut making the Hamra area the new heart of the city when downtown was rebuilt and the prices there raised. Here you find a lot of shops, restaurants and cafés as well as the American... More 

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My hotel was located in this area, so I was able to enjoy walking around this vibrant area daily. Lots of shopping on main roads (e.g. Hamra Street) and even smaller roads. The restaurants and the chain coffee shops are all around, here, as well.

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