The Beirut Souks is a reconstructed shopping strip in the Beirut Central District consisting of a complex of alleys and pathways. The old souks were severely damaged during the Lebanese Civil War and have been rebuilt by the Lebanese real estate company Solidere. The complex contains more than 200 shops (many of them luxury retail), a department store, a supermarket, a state-of-the-art cinema, and a number of upscale cafes and restaurants. In addition, open-air entertainment is frequently featured.
Here and there, you will also see ancient remains that have been preserved and incorporated into the redesign. Read more on this subject here.