Verdun is in Beirut. Verdun is one of Beirut's most prestigious residential neighborhoods where also some of the most important fashion boutiques are found. All aspects of luxury are readily accessible to the visitor in Verdun where cinemas, coffee shops, shopping, and restaurants are the main attraction. The neighborhood does not offer much in the way of nightlife, however.
Naïman, This stylish and relatively new salon offers good manicure and pedicures if you happen to be in the Verdun/Hamra area. You can get a relaxing massage for LL33,000 as well as reflexology, body peeling and facials. Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-7.30pm. Nour Bldg, Verdun. 01 787858.
Verdun Esthetic Centre, This large centre in the heart of upmarket Verdun is simple and stylish in decor (in a rather clinical way), but seems to provide absolutely every treatment you have ever heard of – and probably a few that you haven’t. There’s a salon for brushing but the main focus is on beauty treatments. There’s dental whitening, laser hair removal, facials, firming and slimming treatments and chromotherapy (a treatment that treats all sorts of different skin conditions). It’s top to toe, basically. Check out the cute guys that work there too. Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 4pm-8pm. Verdun 732, 1st floor. 01 807061.
Dunes Center, Centre Dunes, Verdun Str., +961 1 785310, . Displaying some of the latest shopping brands, as well as many cafes and a movie theater.
Mandarine(Lebanese), Lebanese fusion cuisine in a quiet setting appealing to shoppers and an older crowd. Lebanese mezza dishes are served on a sushi-style conveyor belt. Usual suspects to try are the foul modamas and fried cauliflower in tahini. Rachid Karame Street, Verdun 01 781000. Open daily 12noon-12midnight. Meal for two with wine: around $40.