Whether you want to surround yourself with beautiful people dancing to blaring house music or sip a beer in a cramped bar while listening to The Beatles, there is no need to go to bed early.
I enjoyed visits to the uber trendy neighbourhoods of Mar Mikhaël and Hamra where the hipster-filled drinking holes and art inspired cafes, flanking narrow streets, reminded me of my favourite places to get up to mischief in London.
Basically Beirut has it all, if you want to sit on a beach and sunbathe the hours away, you can. If you want to dance and drink until you drop, you can. And if history and the arts is your cup of tea, then there is plenty to enjoy.
With its Biblical history, Lebanon is a cultural melting pot, its cuisine bearing several fascinating influences. From the stunning seascapes of vibrant Beirut and quaint Tyre to the scenic interiors, a unique tea culture endears throughout Lebanon. Known to be fun-loving and … read more
“If five people walk across here at once, the floor sways,” architect Nehmat Alameh tells CNN, as she moves across the upper level of the crumbling, three-story 1870s mansion, typical of Beirut’s Ottoman period.Beit Kassar was once the opulent, 750 … read more
With that in mind, we took flight to Beirut, Lebanon, to explore one of the most dedicated electronic scenes on the planet. For the exclusive short film Underground Beirut, we visited the city’s most popular clubs, discovered the scene’s history … read more
“It is not about what you see but how you see it.” These are the words Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar uses in his Instagram bio, and the quotation is a perfect description of his talent and his work.Originally from Beirut, Serge grew … read more
I called Frank Abdnour, a full-blooded Lebanese who recently sold his Spotted Cow ice cream restaurant. When he picked up the phone, he was making kibbeh with his mother, Frieda, who at age 98 was running him ragged.”She works me … read more
Beirut, Lebanon (CNN). With brilliant sunshine, chic city beaches and a fabulous party scene, cosmopolitan Beirut should be the hottest destination on the Mediterranean, if not the planet. But troubles at home and warfare in the region have conspired to … read more
BEIRUT — “Strangers are coming and taking our land. This time it’s not a country, though, it’s businessmen,” said Ahmad, 60, a fisherman, sitting in his boat on the shore overlooking Dalieh’s traditional port. Although in Beirut, the area is quiet, with buildings in the … read more
Lebanon, a beautiful country on the Mediterranean, is little more than half the size of Connecticut but packed with diversity, culture and adventure. The Lebanon culture has some surprises for a traveler! Lebanon is often called ‘God’s Country on Earth’. … read more
Ghassan Maasari, an architect who grew up among the rubble of the city, convinced the home’s owner to to let him create a nonprofit experimental collective. via In a Beirut mansion, a city’s culture is reborn – Pictures – The … read more
With one of the most beautiful and diverse terrains in the Middle East, Lebanon offers a variety of different recreational activities. From skydiving and paragliding to jet skiing and hiking, we’re sure nature lovers won’t find a shortage of things … read more
صدى البلد من العائلات القديمة في مدينة بيروت والتي تركت اثرا مهما لا سيما في مجال العلم والسير قدما بنهضة المدينة. فبرز منها شخصيات ووجهاﺀ كانت لهم المكانة والحضور الامر الذي سمح بتبوئهم ارفع المناصب والمراكز… انها عائلة البواب. من … read more
نادر حجاز من البلد. عائلة سنو من العائلات البيروتية العريقة التي سكنت بيروت قديما وارتبط تاريخها بها اذ كان استقرارها الاول فيها حيث جاورت مقام الامام الاوزاعي وهي العائلة المعروفة تاريخيا بمسلكيتها الدينية وتميزها بالتقوى والتدين. وعرفت عبر تاريخها بالتفافها … read more
When you stroll the narrow dark streets in a windy winter day in Beirut, you wouldn’t lift your eyes to check if the shades of the nearby window have the right color. Mary Ann did that exactly. When you see … read more