Appointment of a Lebanese as Head of PR Causing a Stir in Saudi Arabia

I have no idea who Kristie Sarkis is, but her recent appointment in a senior position at Saudi Airlines has caused a twitter storm in Saudi Arabia. Saudis are upset that their national airline chose a foreigner instead of a local and they are calling for an investigation into this matter. I tried looking on SA's website if there are any announcements regarding Kristie Sarkis but couldn't find and there's no mention as well on…

Tanoreen’s Knafeh

Tanoreen, a popular Middle-Eastern restaurant based in Brooklyn and run by Palestinian-American chef Rawia Bishara, was featured in last week's edition of the Explorers and the highlight of the visit was Rawia's homemade Knafe, which they described as "the deep dish dessert pizza of your wildest dreams". I'm not really familiar with Palestinian Knafe but I am pretty sure it's not a pizza and it looks nothing like a deep dish pizza. Chef Rawia Bechara…
Lebanon

Video Shows Fight on Beirut-London MEA Flight

2 months ago
I heard about this fight yesterday but a video emerged today showing two passengers fighting on the plane. LBCI reported that one of the passengers “got into a dispute with an air hostess before assaulting ...
Critiques

15 Things That Need to be Changed at The Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport

2 months ago
The Beirut Rafic Hariri was renovated 14 years ago, but it has been neglected ever since and there are plenty of things that need to be drastically changed and/or improved the soonest. To name few: ...
Critiques

Are We Finally Getting A Montreal-Beirut Non-Stop Flight?

3 months ago
[Kataeb] mentioned today quoting Beirut-Rafic Hariri airport’s manager Fadi El-Hassan that MEA and Air Canada are undergoing serious negotiations to bring back the non-stop Montreal Beirut flight. I can’t find Al Hassan’s statement anywhere so ...
Baladi

Attaché: A 17 Minutes #Beirut Travel Guide

3 months ago
“You’ve seen the news, you’ve read the foreign office state department advisories, the warnings are stark, the language is unambiguous, come to Beirut at your own risk”. It took the people behind Attaché months to ...
Fun

700,000 Lebanese Expats Flying Back Home for the Holidays?

3 months ago
I read in the papers that 700,000 are expected to fly back to Lebanon for the holidays and overheard from a couple of friends that the Ministry of Tourism is expecting huge numbers based on ...
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Sakr Real Estate Wants To Reunite Expats With Their Families this Christmas

3 months ago
Airline tickets are always the most expensive during the holidays and a lot of Lebanese working or living abroad cannot afford flying back with their family to spend Christmas with their families or simply would ...
Baladi

Beirut Duty Free’s La Casa Del Habano Named the Best Cigar Shop in The World?

4 months ago
[Annahar] is claiming the Cigar shop at Beirut’s airport was named the best in the world in The Cigar World book. The author of the book has praised La Casa Del Habano in Beirut as ...
Baladi

The Golden Forest – A hike from Dahr El Keif to Azer Forest

4 months ago
When a friend of mine approached me with a Sunday plan for a hike in Akkar, I responded with the typical “Menshouf”, equivalent to “probably not”. All he had to do was show me a ...
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