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Review of Saifi Village

Saifi Village
Ranked #24 of 106 things to do in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Saifi Village, in the heart of downtown Beirut, is set to become one of the region’s hottest art destinations with galleries, antique shops, design studios and specialist boutiques dotting its picturesque streets. Saifi Village’s Quartier Des Arts is fast developing into a meeting place for an eager public and artists from around the world.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice renovated homes in the heart of beirut, it’s a very expensive place and you can have beautiful photos with the colorful homes and there is a free spot for sitting

Thank Manoul
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"art galleries"
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"narrow streets"
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"lovely shops"
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"central district"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"worth a visit"
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"civil war"
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"nice place"
in 2 reviews
"heart"
in 11 reviews
"enclave"
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"cozy"
in 5 reviews
"artsy"
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"stroll"
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"residential"
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"artisanal"
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Located at the former front line during the Lebanese cicil war the area was completely devastated. On the drawing boards this "quartier des arts" was born. It reflects very much the vision of the architects: modern, inspired by French architecture, space for upmarket boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Perhaps a bottom-up approach would have been more successful. Young creative talents usually start their activity in areas where it is cheap to rent working space like abandoned port areas or poor neighborhoods. Saifi is the result of a top-down approach, pleasant for the happy few.

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Centrally located Saifi Village is an upscale art & design district. Traditional in character, offering a chic, contemporary concept in one convenient location.
Local and international boutique designers join art galleries, speciality concept stores, restaurants and cafés.
At Saifi Village call into Bokja, design duo Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri’s repurposed upcycled home store.
Gathering textiles throughout Central Asia and MENA, their designs are a reflection of Beirut, a complex layering opposing contemporary minimalism and revelling in “more is more”.
With yoga studios, hair salons and beauty rooms, an entire day can be spent at Saifi Village.

Thank Shona G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Modelled on old building designs Saifi Village is a rather twee enclave of quiet calm where ladies that lunch go - for an expensive lunch! Clean, up-market but not very authentic.

Thank PhilJJames
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Write ups suggested an active restaurant and art scene, and while there is some of that there, not really enough to warrant a trip.

Thank Mike S
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