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Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

by Bill Wiatrak on

THE U.S. IMMIGRATION OFFICER asked me where I had flown in from. “Lebanon,” I replied. “It’s pretty dangerous over there,” he remarked. “Actually, it’s not,” I countered. “They were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”... Read full article

Asia's Most Expensive City is Now Beirut

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Beirut has become the most expensive city in the Middle East this year. Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, is the 10th most expensive rental city in the world, compared with last year’s rank of 28.... Read full article

Tourists to Lebanon up 17.8 percent in first 9 months

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BEIRUT: The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,694,662 in the first nine months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.8 percent from 1,438,619 tourists in the same period last year, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week.... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

Beirut ranked among the 2018 World’s Top 15 Cities !!

by PETER TERZIAN on

Beirut made the World’s Top 15 Cities list by Travel and Leisure! Ready for your next urban getaway? These thrilling destinations continue to beguile T+L readers, who voted them best above all others.... Read full article

Taanayel Village ,Tana-ïl

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South-east of Shtoura, just a few kilometers from Zahleh and forty-eight from Beirut, at 900 meters altitude, one finds an attractive corner of the Beqaa, Tana-ïl (Tana. the dragon, chaos, disorder, the cauldron, the cauldron of the God El), fi... Read full article

10 Celebrities You Forgot Were Lebanese

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If there’s something that 90% of Lebanese people possess, it’s pride. This is especially true when they find out that an internationally famous celebrity originates from Lebanon and it just so happens that said celebrity is their mother’s second ...... Read full article

The 15+ best things to do in Beirut

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A Beirut cliché, but essential nonetheless, a stroll along the Corniche at sunset affords a glimpse of the city in all its glory.... Read full article

THE 44 PLACES TO GO IN 2009 - Beirut Number #1

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With a recent (though perhaps tenuous) detente keeping the violence in check, the capital of Lebanon is poised to reclaim its title as the Paris of the Middle East.... Read full article

What Makes The Lebanese Work And Lebanon Not Work?

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The environment makes all the difference, writes Tommy Weir, founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center.... Read full article

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