From traditional Lebanese mezze restaurants to ubiquitous fast-food chains like TGI Fridays and Domino’s Pizza to an array of international cuisine, the choice of restaurants in Beirut is impressive, but to sample local food at its best, head to the street. The street food of Beirut is as diverse as the city itself, blending Arab, Turkish, and Mediterranean flavors, and nurturing an unashamedly sweet tooth.
Category: Things to Do
March 17, 2014
The Mediterranean port city of Beirut has had a long — and at times very tumultuous — history, and religion has played a fundamental role in that history. Travelers wanting to gain a deeper understanding of life and history in Lebanon should visit a few religious sties in Beirut.
February 25, 2014
Moussa Castle in Lebanon is one of the country’s stranger, yet no less fascinating, attractions. Located atop a hill between Deir El Kamar and Beiteddine, the castle was built by a young visionary by the name of Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari.
December 11, 2013
You can consider yourself lucky if you find yourself in Lebanon’s glitzy, hard-partying capital on any given night, but if you’re in Beirut on New Year’s Eve you’re in for an extra special treat.
October 8, 2013
Nightlife is not really something you need to look for in Beirut — it is just about everywhere. The city really never sleeps, and as the ‘Party Capital of the Middle East’ there is something to satisfy nearly all tastes, with some of the coolest pubs, clubs and underground hotspots in the region.
August 6, 2013
On a high hill overlooking the Mediterranean some 30 miles south of Beirut lies the pilgrimage town of Maghdouche, famous for its 90-foot (30-meter) bronze Maronite shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
July 9, 2013
Overlooking the Bay of Jounieh on the Mediterranean coast, Harissa is a mountain village that draws Christian pilgrims from around the world. A short drive away from Beirut, the main reason visitors come to Harissa is to visit the Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine, a 15-ton bronze statue of the Virgin Mary. It is one of Lebanon’s most renowned man-made landmarks.
June 11, 2013
Lebanon’s capital city was once called the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, and prior to the civil war thrived as the major commercial and tourist center of the Middle East. Beirut has survived a long and turbulent history that goes back more than 5,000 years, making the city chock-full of historical sights.
May 14, 2013
Beirut is an evocative cosmopolitan city well worth a few days of exploration, but there is much more that Lebanon has to offer for those with the time to explore the country further. Some of the Lebanon’s best attractions can easily be done on a day trip from Beirut. Here is a sampling of what’s on offer.
April 16, 2013
When the ancient Romans scoured their empire for the perfect place to build a temple to Bacchus, their God of wine, they didn’t choose their motherland Italy, or France or Africa but Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.