Often referred to as “the Paris of the Middle East,” Beirut is a modern city layered with paradoxes and cultural complexities, with destination highlights varying from precious ancient ruins that span civilizations to multi-ethnic cuisine and contemporary style.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Intellectuals | Foodies
  • When to go
    March-May | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1 Week
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Melissa Biggs Bradley, Founder and CEO of Indagare
There are many traits attributed to Lebanese but, perhaps, the most universally acknowledged are a zest for enjoying life, a dogged drive to survive and a warm, welcoming attitude toward guests. When you visit, you will frequently hear the Arabic greeting “ahlan wasahlan," which means "welcome," but is literally translated: “You’ve come to stay with family.”
hoda and maria bokja
Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri of Bokja Design Studio
Diversity is what makes this tiny piece of land so special. It’s unsettling and intrusive; creative juices flow and overflow. There is everything and its opposite, so you are constantly challenged. It’s a city that agitates and keeps us on our toes; there is never a dull moment.

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