Beirut Souks
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When you think of Arabic souks, you think of labyrinthine dark passageways full of spices and perfume. Beirut Souks are a modern take on this. Although controversial, the area is beautifully done. It would have been impossible to recreate the old Beirut before the wars. This new, modern take may have overly expensive shops and trendy restaurants, but it is a pleasure to walk around them and window shop.
Written January 5, 2020
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Malih D
San Diego, CA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beirut downtown ; a quiet fancy district surrounded by luxurious brands, Caffe and sinemas. whenever you visit Beirut you have to visit that beautiful district.
Written July 8, 2019
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A Scott Cunningham
Saratoga Springs, UT131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
The souk area in Beirut is a lot higher end than souks in other middle east and north African countries. We visited Beirut after visiting Morocco...the Souks are completely different. In Morocco covered streets with cheap touristic shopping stalls are replaced by Boutiques with higher end items.

Even if you aren't looking to purchase something it is a great relaxing walk down the street. There are quite a few restaurants in the the area that are worth a visit as well.
Written January 17, 2013
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Independent T
London, UK227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I've read a few mixed reviews about this place. I take a different view, yes it's not your typical Arabic / Middle Eastern Souk but I think this is ok. This place was destroyed during the war, the surrounding building have been breathtaking resorted and even improved. Beirut unlike other cities in Lebanon or the middle east doesn't really have that traditional souk culture. What I feel they have done is embrace a new approach to the traditional souk, which works for Beirut uniqueness in the middle east. Yes, the lower outdoor units are filled with high-end brands but there were enough independent shops to make it less of a mall and more of a souk. My observation was it was a little empty in general around this souk and surrounding area, it may be due the time of season or lack of tourist this year.

Mall or Souk, regardless of what you think its an impressive achievement in how they have restored the area.

My Advice: Don't over think it, it's a nice souk and surrounding area, with loads of cafe shops, restaurants and a really nice cinema.
Written November 22, 2017
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Sa Yo
Beirut, Lebanon166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
im from lebanon not a tourist bcs im the first lebanese to wrote a lot of reviews about tripadvisor statistic beirut sooks u can find everything u need many coffee shop and rest andd many shop and brands but not cheap.
Written December 17, 2018
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Fadymalek
Essex, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Visited late afternoon. Lots of shops. Bit expensive. Nice walk with the family. Mixture of modern and antiquity style.
Written December 14, 2017
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Mounir D
Beirut, Lebanon49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Solo
If you want to shop luxury brands, yes this might be the only place where you can find the whole range.

Practically this place is just a big mall built on the ruins of the old Beirut Souks demolished by Solidere, the real estate company managing downtown Beirut. This by itself is a good enough reason not to visit this place. I would recommend other malls in Beirut for shopping if you are not into the super-high-scale.
Written August 21, 2011
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Faraj A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The market is not really organized as an old market as lots of shops are for locals to do groceries and home shopping
It is suffocating in summer as the scents of meats are strong
Not like other old markets in turkey or morocco
Written July 29, 2020
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WadadLahadLEB
1,913 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Beirut souk is a good place to have an enjoyable walk and do some shopping for well known brands.
Eating there is also an option.
Written November 18, 2019
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andreesalhab
Beirut, Lebanon44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Beirut souk is an old souk compltetely renoved ! It is the biggest in lebanon , and the mix of outdoor and indoor is it charms ! You can have everything there from famous brands like hermes to zara , handm etc it is really nice , the cafes are everywhere and it is easy to park your car ! It is the old beirut but with a twist of modern look
Written January 2, 2019
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