Things to do
Beirut has a beach scene to rival the best in the world. Sip cocktails on a sun-bed at one of the city’s exclusive beach clubs, or stroll along the Corniche promenade beside Pigeon Rocks. For something a little more energetic, head to the coast at Batroun where windsurfers and jet skiers pepper the horizon.
FOOD & WINE
From traditional fare to international fine dining, Beirut’s restaurant culture is dynamic and sophisticated. Here you can dine on sushi platters one night, and local Lebanese mezze the next.
Beirut wears its history on its sleeve. Book a private, guided tour to learn more about the city’s heritage – from the ancient Roman baths and Byzantine churches, to the remains of the Amghen Abraham synagogue and the Jewish quarter. For a thought-provoking reminder of Beirut’s more recent past, you can see the bullet holes in the walls of the Holiday Inn yourself and visit the Place des Martyrs.