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cute little village for pictures

This small village is a nice vintage-like spot for pictures but there is not much around so you... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Very Nicely Designed but Too posh for our taste!

Beautifully and elegantly designed with great taste (buildings, streets, alleys, shops and cafes... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Valencia, Spain
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Saifi Village, in the heart of downtown Beirut, is set to become one of the region’s hottest art destinations with galleries, antique shops, design studios and specialist boutiques dotting its picturesque streets. Saifi Village’s Quartier Des Arts...more
Central Beirut District, Beirut, Lebanon
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Such a quaint area to walk around and browse the stores.I really enjoyed the architecture and the cobblestone streets so relaxing.

2  Thank rhonaalice
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

beautifully restored, yet completely sterile. it's supposed to be the 'artist' area of Beirut, but apart from few galleries and a cafe on a street corner, nothing much is happening in Safi village.

2  Thank Tapirtales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

its a very beautiful residential district in the heart of Beirut , few shops and cafes as well to visit

1  Thank Ramzit222
Reviewed 1 week ago

wander through the village at your leisure and enjoy the French colonial buildings.....some great small dress shops showcasing Lebanese couture.

Thank kingdomDublin
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Downtown Beirut (Saifi Area) is a quite walking area, nice architecture, cool boutiques, Meet The Fish is a must try.

Thank Roulla S
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This small village is a nice vintage-like spot for pictures but there is not much around so you take a picture and you move. you can go through the whole neighborhood in just 20 min.

1  Thank kat0ua
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Beautifully and elegantly designed with great taste (buildings, streets, alleys, shops and cafes). But I would say too posh for our taste. Walked into a gallery shop with my older age parents and the owner warned me that she has no insurance if one of...More

Thank desertmirage
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The place is beautiful and new but as everywhere in the down town of Beirut : nothing that shows you that you are in lebanon, just shops and restaurants.

1  Thank joumana s
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Expected to see more of artisans and craft shops, but only found a few galleries. Realxing area for an afternoon stroll with a few nice buildings, but unfortunately not more than that.

2  Thank Emma A
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Sad to say that there is not a great deal of interest here apart from a few nice buildings. I expected to see artisans and artists but there were very few to be seen. However if you are in the area it's worth a stroll...More

1  Thank redlucy54
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I found the Saifi Village quite remarkable because they succeeded making a completely new built area with an ambiance that you often find in very old cities, The buildings are really nice to look at - and there is a mix of shops alive in...More

Thank Chokk
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I love Saifi village, it feels like you left Lebanon and entered a different country. Beautiful colorful buildings and narrow streets. Take a stroll or sit in one of the cafes and enjoy the calmness.

Thank theurbanpotato
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