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Best things to do in Beirut

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“ABC Mall is the busiest mall in Beirut. If you would like to have a coffee there you can go to Starbucks or Lina's. There is a variety of restaurants which you can try specially Leila a Lebanese food with a twist. You can shop the best brands within this mall. ”
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History Museum
“The national Museum of Beirut holds only artefacts found in Lebanon, there is a new necropolis underground floor to visit.”
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Art Museum
“The Sursock Museum, which is officially known as the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum, is a modern art and contemporary art museum in Beirut.”
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Bar
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“This is the happening place within the night life, it's a street full of pubs and restaurants, we recommend you walk over there. ”
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Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
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Tourist Information Center
“Great post-war Architecture Great place to shop Part of down-town Beirut that was re-built after the civil war that ended in 1992 Has new department store designed by Zaha Hadid”
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Lebanese restaurant
“It's authentic traditional, and natural homemade food of the best quality produce. Saturday brunch there is real treat.”
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Food
“Nice coffee shop right around the corner of our street in a little alley. Good selection of food and drinks, beautiful garden and rooftop setting.”
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Government Building
“When you are in Beirut, first thing you need to look into is the old Beirut, within the downtown area there are a lot of historical places that you can visit which shows the ancient beirut along with old churches and mosques. Within this area there are a lot of nice restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner at. ”
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Pub
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“Hamra area close to the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese american University (LAU), and the City Theater, and almost near within walking distance from Verdun Street, Down Town Beirut and 15 minutes walking distance from the Mediterranean Sea and 20 minutes walking distance from the Rawchi Pigeon Rock. ”
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Harbour / Marina
“A nice beachfront area with many restaurants and coffee shops. Would not recommend thin healed shoes, as the flooring is wooden with gaps in between the tiles.”
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Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with many food options, Leila is one of their best Lebanese restaurants!”
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Middle Eastern Restaurant
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Park
“This is one of the last big parks in Beirut that are left over. As so many places in this city, this place has as well a historical story. This park is located on the green line which used to separate the fighting neighbourhoods. After many years of being closed for any citizens, it is finally again open to the public. It is a wonderful place to have a walk or a run. Especially very early in the morning it is magical since you will see the sunrise behind the mountains and the mingling of all kind of different people to do sports. ”
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Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Amazing lebanese food and Marocan. Great for diners over weekend as people do dance there on arabic tunes as of 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday). Quite crowded on Fridays and hard to get a reservation but walk-ins are allowed. ”
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Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“An amazing mixed marrocan lebanese food restaurant. Attract cool locals who likes to eat and dance on the weekend on arabic music. Quiet calm during the week.”
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