The “Paris of the Middle-East”
For a true East meets West experience, Beirut fits the profile very well. It’s a cultural haven, which is fast-paced, exciting, and even chaotic at times, which is all part of its famed charm.
The people are overwhelmingly friendly and fashion-conscious, and everyone is simply always on the go. So there’s plenty of excitement, lots of things to do, and definitely never a dull moment.
The mostly pedestrianized Beirut Central District is the core of this truly cosmopolitan city. The district is a cluster of stone-façade buildings lining arcaded streets and radial alleyways, and includes many shops, hotels, and Beirut souks.
Enjoy the abundance of delicious Lebanese culinary experiences as simple as a “man’ousheh” (dough topped with zaatar(thyme), cheese etc.) or a Falafel or Shawarma wrap, to a full-blown Lebanese feast, including “mezze” and other delightful treats. Beirut offers visitors many different restaurants, bars, and night clubs to choose from and you can be sure to enjoy the famous Lebanese flair for service in any of them.
You can take a walk along the corniche and enjoy the view of the sunset at many of the cafes by the Rawcheh (Pigeon Rocks) District. Or visit Hamra – A hive of activity and a shopping-lover’s paradise.
Beirut has a rich and long history, so be sure to visit the magnificent array of museums in the city or take day trips to visit other sights not far, like the Jeita Grotto – a compound of crystallized caves, or Baalbek an ancient city, or Byblos – the ancient Phoenician port city of Gebal. There is plenty to explore in the rest of Lebanon, and it is easy to do day trips to other cities and major sights with a base in Beirut.
So fly with Air Mediterranean on your next adventure to discover Beirut and the rest of the land of the Cedar tree.