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Things to do in Saifi Village, Beirut

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“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. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A beautiful architectural and historic space housing art exhibitions by well acclaimed Lebanese and Arab fine artists. A must visit. The museum’s design store is very well curated and the cafe is lovely. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lying at the outskirts of Downtown, Mar Mikhael is a quaint area dominated by art spaces and artisanal shops by day and restaurants and bars by night. It is home to Beirut’s favorite architectural relics, to its unoccupied train station and some of the the best night experiences in the Middle East.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Place not to be missed in downtown Beirut for its historical and beautiful buildings and for its big choice of local and international shopping brands. 15 min away from Antelias highway.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Government Building
“Beirut Central District is the financial center of Lebanon, as well as the historical and geographical center of its capital. Severely damaged during the 15 year long civil war (1975-1990), it’s reconstruction constitutes one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment projects anywhere in the world. Now nearing its completion and successfully enjoying a vibrant second lease of life, here are 10 sights and activities to pursue in unique juxtapositions of old and new Beirut.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The most charming of them all. Gemmayzeh and Mar Mkhael is the heart of the young and modern locals. It’s the nightly hang out place. And a buzzing creative neighborhood in the day time. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“ Urbanista serves delicious dishes, fresh-brewed coffee, sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Looking to be on a rooftop, this rooftop is probably the cheapest and most marginal one of them all. Great ambiance, friendly staff... Just beware, there is 4 floors to reach the top ! No elevator for the lazy ones.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the oldest bar in town. An icon for all locals who started doing the bars since a long time.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Independent movies and movie festivals often in partnership with cultural institutions and embassies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice terrace with great international cuisine, mainly for breakfast and brunches”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-owned home-cooked food restaurant serving affordable authentic Lebanese food since two generations.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“Lebanese and International bands and entertainers meet to perform on a beautiful stage while you enjoy drinks and bites”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice terrace with great international cuisine, mainly for breakfast and brunches”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-owned home-cooked food restaurant serving affordable authentic Lebanese food since two generations.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Opens 24 hours, mixed crowd, beautiful old house. Especially packed during after parties”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Some delights are made in heaven. One of Oslo's specialty is the Lemon angel food cake and the crème brulée ice cream.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Em Sherif is a fine-dining Oriental restaurant that offers unique, authentic Oriental cuisine which brings back forgotten traditional flavors. Very good food, you eat a lot but expensive.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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