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West Beirut, Hamra Area

Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #15 of 49 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Newcastle, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Always busy. Great shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Traffic can be a nightmare but still easy to wander around the streets.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A shadow of its former self. This is no longer a good area. Focus instead on Solidere, downtown Beirut, Jemmaizeh, Verdun, Corniche, and Rouche

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Muscat, Oman
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It is the same feed back as others , shops everywhere , restaurants coffeeshops I was disappointed of the prices but in general it is a good experience

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Beirut, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hamra is one of the best areas to visit in Beirut, you can find whatever you want here: shops, clothes, cafes, restaurants, fast food, pubs,... It also has a cosmopolitan face as it's very near to the American University of Beirut where lots of foreign students study. Spend a day there for some morning shopping, sit and have lunch in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

very hilly and difficult to walk hence, especially in the heat. do early evening walks. good shops ,banks and cinemas in area. unfortunately,because of massive influx of refugees and constant degradation by Israel,the electricity is mainly diesel and local. a constant drone or hum of generators and the diesel fume have dulled this superb part of Beirut. can be very... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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209 reviews 209 reviews
74 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Hamra District of Beirut has seen its' up's and down's over the years. Today it is a lively and a must visit district. Many Restaurants; Cafe's and Boutique Shops await the visitor. Great walking area...

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Brighton, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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