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cute little village for pictures

This small village is a nice vintage-like spot for pictures but there is not much around so you... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Katou A
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Very Nicely Designed but Too posh for our taste!

Beautifully and elegantly designed with great taste (buildings, streets, alleys, shops and cafes... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
desertmirage
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Valencia, Spain
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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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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a pretty new development near the center of Beirut. Not much to see but it gives you a flavour of the historical architecture of the city.

Thank Armen K
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