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West Beirut, Hamra Area

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #11 of 46 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Beirut, Lebanon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
73 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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6 reviews 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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