Facts about Beirut

A Melting Pot of Cultures
The City that Never Sleeps
Facts about Beirut

A small country on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with as much diversity as any large Capital. Beirut is indeed a city with a wide history dating back to 8000 BC, where cities were discovered underneath the new Beirut skyline.  This City has been home to many cultures, which enrich its people today with being a Cosmopolitan hub within the Middle East.  Rich history, trendy fashion, modern lifestyle, exquisite culinary experiences, eccentric taste, warm hospitality and Mediterranean climate are a few of the many attributes of this beautiful and diverse land on the Mediterranean Sea.

Facts about Beirut:

  • Beirut is located on the coast of the Mediterranean sea
  • Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport
  • A destination with 300 days of sunshine
  • Beirut was called Paris of the Middle East before the civil war occurred in the city
  • It has over 40 daily newspapers
  • Beirut is the 10th most popular shopping destination in the world
  • Beirut was named “World Book Capital” in 2009
Find out more about Beirut in our Local Information webpages.
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