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West Beirut, Hamra Area

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #10 of 50 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A perfect place if you love to shop, people watch, grab a coffee and eat! Hamra has loads of different stores, places to eat, and people to watch. Loved this area so much.

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Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

long walk yes but worth it, the local textile industry in Lebanon is a very good quality, don't go for branded exports, it is a bit expensive so you will have to bargain in many shops, don't worry they know it and don't mind it.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Older are in Beirut but lively, has shops, restaurants, currency exchange and grocery, but not safe to walk at night.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Consider this stroll on Hamra Street, well...something like a catch all of mediocre stores. There are plenty of American cafes (gloria jeans, dunkin donuts, coffee bean and tea, starbucks). The clothing stores were nothing out of the ordinary. We were desperately looking to see something handmade, original in design, perhaps even made in Lebanon. What we found was American Eagle,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We think this is very worth a visit but really more for the 60s and 70s flavour than the here and now. You can also get some nice shopping in the clothes and shoe shops. Just has a nice atmosphere, good coffee shops, architecture

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Victoria, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

good for shopping and much less expensive that the big brand name stores of the Beirut Souks. Also, just off Hamra street are some great bars. Try "Februarys".

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