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1 HOTEL IN Lebanon


Introducing Lebanon

Lebanon is filled with the ancient ruins and history you might expect in the Middle East, alongside lots of modern touches from skiing to excellent fine dining. You’ll find the largest souk in the world here, as well as stunning architecture. But the emphasis is very much on the present, with buzzing nightlife, sophisticated shopping boutiques and an exciting cultural scene. 

Practical Information

Capital city

Lebanese lira (in 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000 and 50000 notes)

Mezze is big in Lebanon; you’ll see a variety of hot and cold dishes including pickled vegetables, hummus, skewered meats and flatbread.

Tipping etiquette
Expect to tip 10%

Saying hello
Use the Arabic greeting, “as-salamu 'alaykum”.

When To Go

Summer is the time to visit if you fancy beach resorts, pool time and swimming in the Med. But Beirut and the Lebanon are superb destinations all year round, with nightlife and entertainment aplenty. Keen skiers tend to visit in February to make the most of the fresh snow on the mountains. Autumn and spring are ideal if you want to avoid the crowds. 

Top Tip from SLH

If you’re hoping to take a dip, be sure to take local advice. Due to overfishing, the Mediterranean has seen growing numbers of jellyfish – harmless, but a pain.