I Spent Over 17 Hours In Traffic This Week!

It's been three months since works started at the Jal el Dib bridge and traffic is getting worse by the day. In the last two weeks, they started closing additional sections on the highway and maritime road and the outcome was an extra 30 to 45 minutes in traffic. Last Wednesday, it took me over 3 hours to get back home because of the works and because some politician decided to block roads at 5PM.…

Don’t Blame Rising Gas Prices on the Government

It's easy to blame the authorities here for everything and we're usually right most of the time, but believe it or not, the rise in local oil prices is not something the government can control. Gas prices are going up globally due to several factors, such as the threat of new sanctions on Iran, unrest in Venezuelan oil fields and a diminishing oil supply. The 20liters price is nearing the 30,000LL, which marks a 7000…
Automotive

Uber Offering Free Rides on Elections Day, Use Promo Code (Sawwet18)

1 month ago
Uber announced few weeks back that it’s offering free rides on Elections Day and has just unveiled the promo code to be entered on Uber’s ride-sharing mobile app. Two free rides (up to $7 per ...
Automotive

No Mécanique in 2018?

1 month ago
I don’t know how I missed this piece of information, but it appears that Interior Minister Mashnouq has issued a statement whereby all motorists who successfully passed the inspection last year will not need to ...
Automotive

Did Anyone Try City Centre Beirut’s New System to Locate Your Car?

1 month ago
I always forget where I park in malls, especially in ones that I don’t go to very often. Yesterday as I was leaving City Centre Beirut, I had completely forgotten where my car was, not ...
Automotive

Who’s Biking to Work Tomorrow?

1 month ago
The Chain Effect is organizing for the second year in a row a “Bike to Work” event whereas thousands of people will be leaving their cars at home and hitting the streets of Beirut with ...
Automotive

#UltimateEXPEDITION With Ford in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai

2 months ago
A couple of weeks back, I flew to Dubai to a first hand experience with Ford’s latest SUV: the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. We’ve already been to several experiences in Dubai with Ford and they ...
Automotive

Can We Use The New Driving License Abroad?

2 months ago
Biometric driving licenses were introduced a year ago and they’re relatively easy to acquire. All you need to do is go to the “Nef3a” with a passport photo, a copy of your ID and your ...
Automotive

World Bank Approves US$295M Package To Enhance Lebanon’s Public Transport & Reduce Congestion

3 months ago
I am not sure whether we should be praising the below news or not, because I am very skeptical as to how this current government or the next is planning to reduce congestion or improve ...
Automotive

Careem is Introducing MOTO rides

3 months ago
I just noticed on my Careem app that you can now book a motorcycle ride inside Beirut by clicking on the MOTO icon. I had seen an announcement earlier this month but just noticed the ...
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