Planning to travel to Beirut from Dec 26 - 31 and wondering if there are any specific festivals that anyone can recommend?
i m looking for a cyber cafe in beirut not far from mazraa
Hey all! So I am doing an internship/exchange program in Beirut from Christmas to late Jan. I have been closely watching the news, and in contact with the lead of the program, and he has assured me the media is exaggerating the dangers of Lebanon right now. I am a young American women who has been learning Arabic for the past three years. I am wondering if there is anything I should know about living in Beirut for a month/ safe travel around the country during this time, and even wondering if I should actually go at this point - my mother is worried, and it is making me worried!
I am looking for organic, plus - good steaks - wide variety. And is open on Sunday.
Hi, could anybody give some tips how to plan a short trip to Beirut? I just want to see something outside Europe, some good food, good drinks and good music. Thanks,
Me and my girl friend want to spend some time in a nice relaxing hotel. Is it possible or we have to be married and show some kind license? Or do hotels overlook such law and turn a blind eye.
how do you get in bus from the governemental palace to sassin square?
We're planning a trip to Israel and Lebanon in Oct '13. The Travel Advisory for Lebanon is to avoid all travel. Yet I've seen reviews from people saying it's fine with a guide (which we'll have) and to avoid border towns. If any of you have traveled to Lebanon within the past month, we'd love to hear your experience/thoughts. Thank you!
I am planning on traveling sat sept 14th -Monday the 16th and am going.to Beirut staying at Le Gray. Am I crazy? Everyone is telling me not to go, the government has issued warnings, Im told I am a prime person for kidnapping (being blond, etc.). I am traveling alone so, I have that aspect. I just wanted to see some of the sites, check out a night club and chill at the hotel pool. Should I bag it and go straight to Cyprus where I am slated to go on the 16th? Should I not go to a nightclub alone? I haven't figured out what to see yet, but I know there are some ruins, etc. Do you suggest hiring (not renting actually hiring a driver) a car for a day to drive me around and wait for me?
Please help me decide what to do. I am totally confused and while I want to go and check it out, I don't want to be stupid.
Next week I will have my flight to Beirut for a short (10days) trip to visit Lebanon. Since the Dutch government changed their travel advice to Lebanon today I totally do not know what to do. The advice is now: all not-essential travels are discourgared. What do you think? Is it still safe to visit Beirut center and Byblos and some other place at the coast?
I know that there are several warnings you have to take very serious but I also know that they are very fast with a very intens negative advice for a whole country even when the "problems" are located in certain areas.
Hopefully you can give me some advice.
Hi we are going to Beirut with my husband and 1 year old boy. Is it safe to go there now?
Hi , I am travelling to Beirut this Friday till Sunday and i was wondering if its safe after the latest news and whether is should cancel my business trip or not? This is my first time in beirut. thank you
Thank you for the reply! Now we have booked our trip to Beirut!!
My next question is
Is Beirut children-friendly?
What can we do with two kids in the age of 3-5 years? We prefer to stay in Beirut, and not outsider the town..
Hope you can help us!
Me & My family is planning à trip to Beirut in late july/august..
How is the safety there now? Thinking about the carbomb in south Beirut....
Do you think its ok to travel with à kid?
What are the shopping malls that I need to visit in Beirut?
I am not that much into shopping. I would rather see creative concepts. In this sense, I am interested in the malls that have interesting kiosks, brands and concepts.
Has anyone been to Beirut Mall recently?
Is Wetzel's Pretzel still open in Beirut Mall?
do you know is it easy to reach a city from airport if plain lands at 3 am? Is is safe?
any advises on this topic?
I'm planning on flying down to Beirut pretty soon, from June 14th-23rd. I wasn't especially worried about the safety issue until I read on the Norwegian Embassy site that roads to Beirut Airport were recently closed or can be closed on several occasions.
Am I right to be worried, or is it just a case of keeping up with current events and staying away from the south?
I'll be visiting Beirut in June for a couple of days and since Im a great fan of Arabic especially Lebanese artists like Najwa Karam, Julia Boutros, Magida el Roumi and of course the legendary Fairouz I would like to check out if by chance any of them is giving concerts at the time of my stay in Beirut. The problem is that it's difficult to find reliable info in English on venues and events. I checked TimeOut Beirut but it didnt prove very helpful. Anybody knows other source of whats happening in Beirut concert scene?
Fellas and Gals, I am planning to travel to Lebanon early August of this year with an American friend. Assuming we don't go close to the borders, how safe would my American friend be at the moment? I would like him to have the time of his life there. Unfortunately ... I've heard rather concerning stories about recent kidnapping trends which seem fairly exaggerated. However, it's difficult for me to filter out information since I have been living abroad for some time now. Thank you heaps! Any input is greatly appreciated.
I wish to travel to Beirut with a friend through Jordan around the end of June/beginning of July.
Is it safe enough for about 5 days?
As I will be travelling around the Middle East for 3 weeks, I can buy all different currencies except Lebanese pound.
I heard I can use US dollars, is this correct or can I change my national currency Australian dollars to Lebanese pound when I get there!
Or pay the entry visa by credit card?
I am planning to travel to Beirut for 6 to 8 months on a company project from April 2012. Can you please help me with the following:
1. Are flats available for rent easily for foreigners
2. What is the average cost of flats in Beirut
3. Is it secure especially given the fact that Elections are scheduled to happen in 2013?
4. What is the average cost of living (USD / month) now.
Request your help as I will have to plan my finances and take a call on whether the project travel is advisable.
Does anyone know anything about the“50% off for 50 days” campaign?
There seems to be no website for the campaign or a link to the hotels that are participating!! I will be there on the 17th, and am looking for something in the40-70 range.
Just wondering if anyone can give advice about spending NYE in Beirut. We have flights and accommodation booked from Dubai but are hesitant. We went to book a table at Buddha Bar but they came back saying they weren't opening NYE because of the political situation. Any advice on whether it is say enough and if so where to go and spend NYE would be much appreciated. We are staying in the Hamra area. Cheers.
Need some advice on preferred passport to land with in Beirut:
I am dual US and Lebanese citizen. Visited Lebanon this year in February and landed/departed with US passport, although had my Lebanese passport renewed (after 20 years of not having it) but did not bring with me.
Now on second return, planning to land/depart with Lebanese passport. Why? Well after doing some legal research it seems best with multiple nationality to land/depart with the country passport you "belong" to.
So question is anyone have advice or experience with this? Done before? What's the best thing to do?
Wife usually accompanies, she is UK national, so not sure it makes a difference traveling with or without her...
I'm going to be in Beirut soon and I was wandering how reasonable it would be to mention Israel in conversations with ordinary people in Lebanon that I will certainly meet and talk to. I know Israel very well, is it Ok to say that Ive been there (of course on a different passport) or better not to mention that?
I am going to Paris and have decided to make a detour via Beirut since I haven't been there. I only have 2 night so want to make the best use of time. Any suggestions? Also looking for shuttle info from hotel to WH Hotel.
would any one know where would i find private parties or house parties in lebanon? ty for the help