Formula E in Beirut?

Back in 1999, Lebanon almost won the bid to host an F1 track back in 1999. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was fond of the idea and F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting visited Lebanon to inspect the proposed track. His response was also a provisional thumbs-up. “There’s far from a green light at this stage,” he said but “I see nothing today that would stop the project from going through.” The plan was to build a…

Gorgeous New Beirut Mural by Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada

Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada is in Beirut and has just finished the first of a series of large scale works. The mural is near the Beirut Digital District and is a collaboration between Gerada Studio and BAD. Built by Associative Data, for Beirut Digital District. Gerada has been "replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models…

Beirut Municipality to Plant 7000 Trees By 2019

1 month ago
The Municipal Council of Beirut City is set to plant about 7000 trees, within a year from this date. The types of trees that are expected to be planted are Barakititium, Jacaranda, Olive, Albizia, Magnolia, ...

Beirut’s Wall of Kindness Being Vandalized

2 months ago
I have no idea why anyone would do such a thing but the Wall of Kindness that was installed in Sodeco a month ago has been vandalized on three occasions now, forcing those who came ...

Meet Loop Scooters: The First Electric Scooter Sharing Service in Lebanon & The Middle East

4 months ago
Loop Scooters is a fully integrated and eco-friendly electric scooter sharing service in Beirut that gives you access to a fleet of electric scooters whenever you need to commute. The service was first launched on ...

Beirut Cultural Festivals 2017: An Unprecedented Journey into the Story of Beirut

4 months ago
Beirut Cultural Festivals is the best thing that came to Beirut last year. Beirut were in dire need of a grandiose spectacle that serves its history right and match its modern and busy life. Last ...

What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

5 months ago
La Maison Rose is one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was built in the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Back in 2014, British artist Tom Young, who fell in love ...

Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3-2 Once Again in Beirut’s El Clásico

5 months ago
A friendly El Clásico was organized last Friday at at the Camille Chamoun stadium between ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid players. The teams should have included legends such as Ronaldinho, Gianluca Zambrotta, Francesco Coco, Eric Abidal ...

First Bike Lane Prototype Introduced in #Beirut

5 months ago
After getting its first bike sharing station, Beirut just got its first official bike lane. The assembly of the first bike lane prototype was completed two days ago and the first bike tour will take ...

Two Reminders That We’re still Living in a Jungle

6 months ago
Some guy got into a fight on Friday night with a bouncer at a night club in Beirut so he decided to pull out his gun and fire into the air before he was stopped. ...