With more stores opening every week, the Beirut Souks are rivalling the ABC Mall in Achrafieh as the number one place to shop in Beirut. Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Anne Klein are already established on the site and a host of new outlets will open soon. Among the various souks, which include Souk Arwad, Souk Arwam, Souk Al Franj, Souk Bustros and Souk Jamil, our favourite is the al-fresco Souk Ayyas. It features a water fountain, sunshades and three bronze-clad bridges and is home to Boss Orange, Kookai, Guess, Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger and Armani Exchange. And that’s not forgetting its dedicated VIP jewellery souk, which could take days to explore.
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