One of the major factor for Beirut’s popularity as tourists’ destination is its natural beauty. The Mediterranean Sea surrounding the city and Lebanon’s mountains add a lot of beauty to the city. Beirut city offers diversified culture, rich history and welcoming and fun-loving people. If you are already in Beirut or planning to travel to Beirut, you need to know the following important information about Beirut city.
The culture and lifestyle of Beirut
In Beirut city, there are different cultures and communities such as Palestinians, Muslims, Christians and Druze, therefore, the culture of the city is very mixed and diversified. Here, you can find mosques and churches side by side. Arabic, English and French are the widely understood languages of the city. Besides, the city offers a vibrant lifestyle. All-night parties and fun-loving people are two highly significant aspects of Beirut culture and lifestyle. The city offers a large number of pubs and night clubs. If you are a big fan of pubs and night clubs, then you must pay a visit to Gemmayze and Monot streets in Beirut.
While visiting the city, you will find different types of building with Arabian-style architectures and French-style ironwork. On one hand, the city has ugly white and pastel concrete buildings and, on the other hand, there are spectacular modern buildings in Beirut city. You will also find a number of beautiful gold mosques and big churches. To rebuild the civil war damaged city, sculptural modern architecture is being used and they have already completed several buildings that are the perfect example of sculptural modern architecture.
In, Beirut, visitors can use three types of public transportation; the standard bus, the minibus and taxis. The standard buses run on fixed routes while the minibus is more like a larger taxi. You can hire the minibus and it will take you wherever you want to go, hence, minibus is the most suitable option for larger groups or families.
If you are traveling to Beirut by air, you will be flying into Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Being located on the coastal area, Beirut airport accepts international flights from all over the world. From the airport, you can easily rent a car or hire a taxi to go to the hotel. Furthermore, Beirut airport offers Duty Free shopping section where visitors can experience great shopping.
Ski resorts in Beirut
Beirut skiing is very popular and the city offers a large number of ski resorts. The ski resorts in Beirut offer ski lifts, dozens of hotels and a large number of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Some of the best ski resorts in Beirut are Cedar, Mzaar, Faqra, Laqlouq and Zaarour.
Cedar, great ski resort in Beirut
Being located at 130km from the airport, Cedar is a great ski resort in Beirut. It has 5 ski lifts, more than a dozen of hotels and a large number of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Since the resort is located at a top altitude of 3,086m, it is very cold so do not forget to bring warm clothing like jackets and pants.
The climate of Beirut is extremely hot as well as moderately chilly. In summers, the temperature can go as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are visiting Beirut in summer season, you can enjoy great swimming in the sea as well as to beach resorts. In winters, the weather is pretty cold with lots of rains and rare snow storms. Hence, you need to bring a jacket and pants if you are traveling to Beirut in winters. The best time to travel to Beirut in winter season is the month of February to enjoy skiing, snow and colder temperatures.
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