beirut travel guide


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.”
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Aline Asmar d’Amman, Interior Designer
Beirut is the city of diversity and a multicultural gem; more than ever, it’s buzzing with creativity, and there’s so much to see in the arts, design, fashion, architecture, heritage sites, quiet mountains, beautiful beaches, traditional houses, fabulous art of living or late-night clubbing.

What To Read

Everything we recommend is sourced first-hand by our well-traveled team and incredible network of insiders and resources around the world. Here are some the latest articles, interviews, and book and film recommendations not to be missed.

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