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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Cairo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hamra is really the heart of the city that part that always busy and awake, multiple shops, galleries a great place to buy your souvenirs.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Hamra street and area is the heart of the city, from shops to galleries, libraries, pubs and restaurants you can have a wide range as this the place where you can feel being in a mixed cultural area day or night. Great places to be at night such as Metro Madina and Madina theater, plenty of small pubs and the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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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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Beirut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
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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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