Beirut: Discover modern souks and pumping nightlife in the Mediterranean’s most underrated city

For most Europeans, the Mediterranean evokes the sun-soaked coastlines of Italy, France, Greece and Spain. But does this neglect one of its best destinations?

Though Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, has long suffered instability, it was once hailed as the Paris of the Middle East. Resilient in the face of conflict and disaster, the city maintains a raw energy powered by its fusion of modern and old.

Here’s where to explore modern shopping districts and buzzing nightlife in this underrated city.

Modern malls and high-end residences rise among Beirut’s war remnants

When you head downtown to Beirut Souks, don’t expect the jumble and chaos of Marrakech.

Partially designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Spanish architect, Rafael

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