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Souk El Ahad Night Shopping Escapade: A Visual Diary

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Souk El Ahad (literally translating to 'Sunday Market') is one of Beirut's most iconic local mass find-anything-and-everything shopping markets, located in Sin-el-Fil. 20 years and counting, Souk El Ahad opens every Saturday and Sunday and is definitely a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. One where you get ready to bargain.

We visited the market Sunday evening and it's pretty much a labyrinth of stalls filled with people on both sides trying to grab your attention to sell you something. Something meaning anything you can imagine: gadgets and trinkets, second-hand clothes, antiques, sunglasses, underwear, headbands, jackets, shoes, spices and of course food.

Visit Souk El Ahad next time you feel like hunting down a treasure that you probably won't find anywhere else, and at a price you'll tell stories about later ("GUESS how much I bought this 35-year old vintage hand-made, hand-carved coffee table for?!" - one of those).

Night Shopping Escapade: Souk El Ahad

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Photography: Cynthia Merhej

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