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West Beirut, Hamra Area

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #11 of 50 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Brighton, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was sent here on the advice of my hotel as somewhere to see some authentic Beirut. Well, if that's the best of it then that's a real shame. It's all very hard to walk around because the pavements are a mess and often driven down by motorbikes. The shops are a mixture of poor quality and gaudy, I couldn't... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

probably the safest place in the world! Everyone was very friendly. Richness of buildings, old and new. narrow streets to explore with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We have walked for miles and seen the Souk Mall, artists village and Roman remains. Very up market shops. History could be better explained with more information boards. Pavements are not the easiest to walk and crossing roads is a nightmare!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This area was, is and will continue to be the trend setter for the whole region. The original inhabitants of Ras Beirut are some of the sweetest people you will meet. They speak their mind with no reservations and are humble, and down to earth. the whole area seems to be coming back and tourists are coming back to the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A nice area of Beirut with plenty for the gastronome and shopaholic. Pavements are not always consistent but main areas are good. Shoeshine boys everywhere and some begging but not overwhelming. Those who look like tourists will be hailed by taxi drivers who sound their horns but a polite no thanks gesture and they move on. Bustling streets and quite... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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163 reviews 163 reviews
45 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We live in Hamra and love the action, choice of bars and restaurants. Hamra Street is the best street but there are hidden gems on all the streets.

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Hamra area is the place to visit in Beirut. It is the whole package deal location. It offers entertainment, shopping, wining, dining and clubbing.

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Tureby, Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

busy and chaotic shopping street, with everything you could wish for shopping, also in the numerous side streets. There's life from morning to night.

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Amman, Jordan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A pedestrian shopping street in Beirut full of shops and cafes. Its historic value gives it a special touch.It is nice to sit at one of its cafes and have a cup of coffee and watch the shoppers stroll along the street

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Cairo, Egypt
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87 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is the heart of Beirut , very crowded and full of life and fun .. It is a very famous and vital zone where you can find finnest shops , restaurants , cafes , hotels (with good price) , vital nightlife (mostly bars & pubs) It is very good for entertainment , in the morning you can go for... More

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