If you are new in town and looking to spend a day at a mall - discovering the local fashion shopping scene - but have no idea where to go, then you’ll need to bookmark this page.
Here you’ll find a list of Malls, Department Stores and Shopping Districts that are available in Lebanon.
1 // ABC – Achrafieh, Dbayeh, Hamra, Tripoli, Zahle (and soon in Verdun)
Located in prime areas across the country, ABC’s wide array of boutiques include fashion, beauty, home décor and accessories, kitchenware, multimedia, school gadgets, gifts, in addition to food outlets, movie theaters and free Wi-Fi service across the mall.
2 // Beirut Souks – Central District
Strategically located in the marvelous downtown area of Beirut, this shopping district carries both high-end and street-style brands, including several Lebanese ones. Spreading over 128,000 sq. m, ‘The Souks’ are the destination for those looking to shop in an authentic Lebanese street-like environment, rather than an artificially structured mall.
It also features terrace cafes and open-air restaurants, offering Lebanese and cosmopolitan cuisines.
3 // City Center - Hazmieh
Opened by the renowned Majed Al Futtaim, this flagship mall features over 200 shops, with over 40 new brands and restaurants that opened for the first time in Lebanon.
In addition to fashion outlets, City Center features Carrefour hypermarket for all your low-budgeted food, clothing and home-shopping needs, in addition to innovative movie theatres and family entertainment center.
For the foodies residing in Lebanon, it’s good to note that this huge mall includes over 40 international restaurants and cafés, a food court with 16 diners and an open-air rooftop terrace with 12 destination restaurants.
4 // City Mall – Dora
Spreading over 70,000 sq. m, at City Mall you will find all what you need at the Geant Casino Hypermarket, or the commercial gallery that features over 100 retailers, and then enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the 14 cafes and restaurants available.
The mall also includes 9 movie theaters, and BHV department store, and the kids can safely enjoy their time in a special playground.
What’s more special about City Mall is the beautiful sea view from some of the restaurants, as well as a few specialty food outlets (German cuisine, fresh bread market, etc…)
5 // Verdun 730 & 732 - Verdun
Facing each other in the center of Beirut’s oldest fashion district, Verdun 730 and Verdun 732 combine over 50 fashion retail boutiques, restaurants and beauty salons. They are perfect to indulge in a beauty experience pre or post your shopping treat at the several malls present in Verdun, and then stylishly relax at one of the popular sidewalk cafes and do some crowd-watching.
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm
6 // Dunes - Verdun
The first shopping mall to ever open in Lebanon, the Dunes center offers an after-school playground for teenagers in its games arena (bowling center, video games and billiard room), as well as a meetings and dining hub for businessmen. Featuring several luxurious fashion stores, as well as coffee shops, fast food and sushi restaurants, the Dunes is always busy, especially during summer time where foreigners residing at nearby hotels love to hang out.
Opening hours: 9 am – 1 am | +9611785310 | Website
7 // Le Mall - Dbayeh, Saida, & Sin El Fil
With its distinctive architecture, Le Mall is a trendsetter that redefined mall shopping for the whole family. The interactive game projections, luxurious movie theatres, panoramic elevators, prime fashion retailers, and a virtual aquarium were a huge success, granting this space a prime spot on the must go-to malls to hang out in Lebanon.
8 // Beirut Mall – Tayouni
Mostly aiming to be the family shopping destination, the 50,000 sq. m Beirut Mall features over 50 popular retailers, in addition to cafes, restaurants, kids play section and most recently, BHV department store just opened there.
Opening hours: 10 am – 12 am | +9611385888 | Website: http://www.beirutmall.com.lb
9 // Saida Mall - Saida
With its beautiful and unique architecture, Saida Mall is where you can enjoy shopping, elegantly eating out, plus spending quality family time in an open environment in Lebanon’s southern capital. It features all your favorite retailers that previously the residents of Sidon had to head all the way to Beirut to enjoy!
Malls Coming Soon
10 // Cascada Village - Taanayel
The beautiful Bekaa area is finally going to have its own hot shopping destination! Over its 200,000 sq. m area, Cascada Village is going to combine retail shopping, entertainment, dining, events arenas, business services, a man-made lake and outdoors attractions overlooking breathtaking green scenery.
Originally open in Venezuela, the Lebanese Cascada Village is now open and operational, hosting weddings and events. The Mall, however, is expected to launch by the end of summer 2015. This place is going to be ideal for a full day trip to the beautiful Lebanese countryside, combining shopping, relaxation, family time and fine dining.
11 // Centerfalls - Mtein
Set to open in spring 2016, the people behind Centerfalls are planning to feature international luxury brands at a discounted price. Ever been to one of the outlet malls in Europe, the US or Dubai? Same concept, and looking at the website and site plan, we are looking forward to seeing this come to life.