About Beirut


Let's have a look around into background of Beirut
  • Governorate: Beirut
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Latitude: 33.888630
  • Longitude: 35.495480
  • Time zone: Eastern European Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Beirut

  • Climate: Hot Summer Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to October

Location

Beirut is largest and the capital city in the Lebanon. Beirut has a total population of 361,366 (2014 Census). There are several prehistoric sites which were discovered in Beirut which makes it one of the oldest cities in the world. The Beirut River also crosses the city from the eastern edge.  

Distance from Beirut center to Airport

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 5 miles /8 km

Driving Time: 7 Minutes

Languages: Arabic followed by English and French

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport
  • Rail: OCFTC
  • Road: OCFTC

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 - 15% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2000 LL
  • Housekeeper: 3000 LL
  • Concierge: 5000 – 7000 LL

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 5000 – 7000 LL

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Chyah,
  • Sin el Fil,
  • Baabda

Emergency Contact Numbers in Beirut city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 112/175
  • Railway: +961 03 222 781(OCFTC)
  • Airport: +961 1 628 000  (Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport)
  • Hospital: +961 1 441 000 (Saint George Hospital university Medical Center)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Beirut.

  • Byblos Festival
  • Baalbeck International Festival
  • Tyre and South Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • National Museum of Beirut
  • Mzaar Kfardebian
  • Md. Al-Amin Mosque

Theatre & Concerts

  • Teatro Verdun
  • Citerne Beirut
  • Babel Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Beirut

  • Sud Restaurant
  • Em Sherif
  • Mayrig

Top Shopping Centers in Beirut

  • Beirut Mall
  • ABC Mall Achrafieh
  • City Center Beirut

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Sursock Museum
  • Ayyam Gallery
  • Horsh Beirut

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Blueberry Jam - Ferdinand
  • Shrimp – Babel Bay
  • Steak Frites - Couqley

Sports Club

  • Al-Ansar SC - Soccer
  • Hekmeh BC - Basketball
  • Hoops - Basketball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 1.89 $
  • Taxi: 6.61 $ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 961.64 $
  • Cheap meal: 10 $
  • Gasoline: 0.81 $ / litre
  • 3 course meal: 53.39 $
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