Downtown, also called Beirut Central District (BCD) or Centre Ville, is known to be Beirut's most prestigious and high-end shopping district. Home to a majority of the city's high-end local multi-brand boutiques as well as international luxury brands, Beirut's Downtown area is definitely one you want to visit for some major designer shopping. The area is a wonderful place to walk around on foot as you'll find car-free streets, and stopping for a quick lunch is definitely a must as there are plenty of restaurants around. A key landmark in Downtown is Beirut Souks, a shopping district filled with fashion stores both designer, luxury and main-stream, as well as a beautifully modern cinema complex and of course cafes and restaurants. Another landmark, smaller and more geared towards restaurants than shopping is Zaitouni Bay. In fact, we'd recommend you dedicate two full days to shopping in Downtown.

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