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“No old souk”
Review of Beirut Souks

Beirut Souks
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Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut
Ranked #10 of 98 things to do in Beirut
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Kampala, Uganda
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“No old souk”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

When you have never visited the Beirut souks, you could be expecting nice old souks.
Nothing is further from the truth. No stalls, or little shops anywhere.....When you visit the Beirut souks, you will find yourself in a half indoor, half outdoor shopping mall. Most of the shops are very expensive, save a Hennes and Mauritz or a Zara.

Visited March 2011
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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“worth a trip”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

if you like to shop, and just look around, you should go visit the souks. it's beautifully decorated during the holidays and had an great time there for new years! Must go if you're in the area, just to see the hustle and bustle!

Visited January 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“wow”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

There is a mall like any other. You can`t imagine how it is so ...go and visit it. It isn`t good for shopping, the prices are exaggerated but for sure you have to see it and have a drink there. The architecture is unique, unusual for an ordinary mall. Love it!

Visited August 2011
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Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great shopping area”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

Many international brands for shopping. All the exclusive luxury brands are available as well as many more affordable shops. However don't expect to find traditional wares & crafts as would be expected when visiting other souks.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not my cup of tea”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

The Souks is like an outdoor shopping center in the center of Beirut. The idea is nice, the shops are nice, but it's just badly planned and layed out. When it rains you have to keep your umbrella in hand. If it's windy forget it, don't go. If it's too hot, you can't walk around without sweating. Also the layout is confusing not easy to find shops or your car in the parking when you are leaving.

Visited October 2011
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