Hamra (Arabic: الحمرا) is a neighborhood (sector 34) in Beirut (quarter Ras Beirut), Lebanon. The center of the neighborhood, Hamra Street, is one of Beirut's major commercial districts, and is known for its fashion stores, as well as many restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels. The area is known for having a lively nightlife.
|• Municipality||Beirut Municipality|
|Highest elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Hamra Street used to be one of the main places where Arab poets, writers, thinkers, and philosophers used to meet and gather. Many ruins of the Lebanese Civil War remains obvious on the buildings and the walls. In addition, a graffito of the popular singer icon Sabah is painted on the entrance of Hamra.