a certain segment of beirut is very proud that rue verdun has been rated as the 33rd most expensive shoppin street in the world, sharing houners with NY´s madison ave, hong kong's causway and londons oxford st,
From men, women and children clothes to toys are available at knockout price. Its somewhere in hamra... Ask any taxi driver they will take u there from downtown.
What to buy: Clothes, toys, perfums watches....
What to pay: everthing at knockout prices but don't expect a rolex watch selling at cheaper price here!
Borj Hammoud is an area in east Beirut, just east of Beirut River. There are a lot of clothes shops (not too expensive) around Arax Street and Armenia Street. There are also many shops selling gold.
As many people living in Borj Hammoud are of Armenian origin you will see some shops with signs in Armenian.
At this huge store you find different things on different floors. In the basement you find the cameras, computers etc. On the fist floor you have books, magazines, maps and video films and most are in English. On the second floor you have the music department with a lot of CDs by Lebanese artists and from other countries. Around the walls there are many headphones and you can listen to any CD you want. The store is opened until midnight.
IN HAMRA U CAN BUY CLOTHES SHOES BOOKS AND U CAN SIT IN A CAFES OLD OR NEW ONES.(CAFE` TROTTOIR)
What to buy: U CAN BUY FROM THESE SHOPS:
SIT IN STARBUCKS OR WIMPY
What to pay: DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH WILL U BUY AND WHAT
You know all that yummy food you ate while you were in Lebanon? Well, the food shops at the airport are stacked with delicious things, so keep a bit of money back and shop there for your home-coming dinner - take a taste of Lebanon home with you.
What to buy: As well as all the beautiful nuts, pastries, sweetmeats, etc, you'll find a wide range of mezze items, za'atar and other spices, olives and olive oil, pomegranate molasses and other condiments, a veritable feast.
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For each piece of chocolate, we have conceived various fantasies of wrapping and decoration that transform each piece into an enchanting hand crafted chef d’oeuvre.
Patchi launched its new series of sugar,honey,biscuits,jam and chocolate bars, a wide range of tasty sweets.
If you want to do some European-style shopping (Prada, Hugo Boss, Virgin Records), combine it with maybe having some tea, Lebanese pastries and smoking a hookah and later picking up some Lebanese souvenirs, Solidere is a wonderful place to walk, browse, eat, take it easy and spend some money at the shops.
What to pay: High-end shopping.
There are a number of Lebanese gift shops scattered around the country which stock locally produced art such as jewelry, vases, pots, glass items, wooden crafts and silverware. These shops are a must for any visitor.
What to buy: Two phoenicians' statues supported by a bronze pedestal, garnished with golden paint. Perfect trinket on a shelf or on a lounge table.
Inscription: "Obelisk Temple 1800 BC. Byblos
What to pay: 12$
This is the expensive part- i don't recommend buying designer goods from here you'll find them cheaper elsewhere (hefty taxes)
What to buy: Get a haircut at Joe Raad's instead- he's on Verdun. He's very creative, although you'll probably get one of his assistants.
What to pay: Too much for designer goods.
US$150-300 for haircut, color and dry
You'll find plenty of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, etc in the city center.
it's also a beautiful place that hosts the Martyrs square and the Parliamant building.
Heavy reconstruction has taken place to give it a french theme.
What to pay: Lots if you are a fellow weakling when it comes to will power
It's a really tiny corner shop selling wine and spirits, as well as salamis, hams, and charcuterie in general, owned by a very nice man who's most willing to give you advice on Lebanese products
What to buy: ksara wine, which is described as "robust dry and fruity, with a strong personality". There's a red and a wine variety - this one is very fruity. You can also buy arak there
What to pay: about 7000-8000 Lebanese pounds for a bottle of red or white ksara
There are many shops in Mar-Elias street which provide items that is made in Lebanon,which makes it a bit cheaper than other places.
If you can,visit Lebanon in the shopping festival month(February).
What to buy: Women`s clothes,Kids wear,Leather items.
What to pay: Cheaper than Verdun street,yet you can go crazy!!!
Art and Culture
Art for tables.
Decoration & Objects
Hammam & Bath
A SAUDI SHOP IN DOWN TOWN BEIRUT SELLS PERFUMES ESP. ARAB ONES HOPE TO VISIT THIS NICE SHOP AND TRY THERE PRODUCTS.