Beirut – A cosmopolitan city with a European influence
Location: Mediterranean coastal city in the Middle East
The capital city of Lebanon, located north of Israel in the Middle East, is on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s largest city is served by all modes of transportation; however, it is easiest and safest to arrive by air via Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport. From there, it is easy to rent a car or hire a taxi to take you into the city center.
Business: A service sector economy
The service-based economy is supported by many sectors, mainly banking and tourism. As the capital city, it is the centerpiece of the country’s economy and the headquarters for many of Lebanon’s banks and stock exchange. The Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre is the main site for conferences, exhibitions, conferences, and events in the area.
Culture: Museums, parks, and beautiful natural landscapes
In recent years, both The New York Times and Lonely Planet have praised Beirut as a top city to live in and to visit. The rich culture goes back thousands of years and has been influenced by everyone from the Greeks to Romans and Arabs. There are a number of sights to see during your visit. The Pigeon Rocks, which sit just off the coast, are a popular part of the natural landscape, and there are many museums and parks, including the National Museum of Beirut, Nicolas Sursock Museum, and Nejme Square.
Activities: Ride along the coast and visit a beach club!
A beautiful seaside metropolis, Beirut is the perfect place to enjoy activities by the beach. There is excellent scuba diving in the area and plenty of beach clubs to work on your suntan. It is simply a great place to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather. Rent a bike or put on your walking shoes and hit Paris Avenue just in time for a stunning sunset.