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Preparing your trip to Beirut: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Omari Mosque 1. Beirut is considered a very quiet and safe city, but travelers still need to keep a close eye on their personal items. Do not leave coats and bags unattended at restaurants and cafes. You should be also aware of pickpockets who might work in crowded places and public transport.
2. Choose your clothes carefully before visiting religious sites and attractions of the city. Women should not wear revealing or too tight clothes. Men should not select shorts and T-shirts with short sleeves. Instead of them make your choice in favor of loose pants and a shirt.
3. The travellers, who plan to use a taxi, are recommended to negotiate the cost of a ride in advance. As a rule, the cost of a ride within the same district shouldn’t exceed three U.S. dollars. The cost of a ride from the central area of the city to the airport is approximately 20 dollars. You not just can, but should bargain with taxi drivers just like with vendors in a market.
4. Beirut is home to a huge number of wine stores that offer liquor, liqueurs and wines at very attractive prices. Despite the free sale of beverages, drinking alcohol is allowed in specially designated areas only.
5. Tourists who plan to buy some antiques as souvenirs should take care of the registration of all related documents. The export of jewelry and foreign currency is not limited. Copyright
6. When you plan to make a photo of local people, it is always necessary to ask for permission first. Making videos and photographs of strategic and military facilities is strictly forbidden.
7. Power supply voltage is 220 V; the majority of hotels are equipped with standard European wall outlets.
Beirut is a city with rich historical heritage. When you visit all main sights of it, you will learn whole history of the country, because Beirut is rich in sights of different epochs. … Open
8. Drinking tap water is not recommended as well as ordering alcohol drinks and juices with ice. Purified water in plastic bottles can be purchased at any store or supermarket.
9. Note that working day is usually very short in the majority of government agencies and banks. As a rule, they open at 8:00 and work until 12:00 - 14:00. Saturday and Sunday are days off.
10. The local car rental offices allow renting a car at very attractive prices. In order to rent a car you will need a driver's license of the international class, as well as a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account.
11. Mini-buses are considered the main form of public transport. They ply around the city from early morning until late evening. Mini-buses stop at all traffic stops. Tickets for a ride can be purchased from drivers.
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What to visit being in Beirut - unique sights


From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
This focus on a particular way of life of modern city isn’t accidental. There are not so many towns in the world, where representatives of the Muslim community can go to one of the clubs to the concert of their favorite band after the evening prayer, and prefer to spend the morning on the beach to get the most even and beautiful tan. One of the most significant sites of historical heritage of Beyrouth is considered ancient monuments. The ruins of a Roman basilica have survived in the historic district; visitors can see ancient Roman baths and colonnade of Roman Berytus. For 5000 years, Beyrouth has changed a lot, but its people didn’t forget about its past and preserved the most vivid manifestation for their contemporaries. … Read further

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The unique structure is fully furnished for permanent residence. Its interior decoration also complies with minimalist style. The project has been presented in 2015. A year later, the Lebanese businessman Alex Demirdjian became interested in. Together with architects he picked a perfect location for a villa. In the current year, it will be built on a rock near RedRock Village & Spa complex, at an altitude of 1 600 meters above sea level. … Read further

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