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

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: 1- Better & Cheaper Restaurants: We need more restaurants at the airport and especially in the Duty Free Area. The only option is either pay to get in a lounge or the restaurant next to them that sells "Fresh" Jelo…

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

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 I am not sure how credible this source of information is. The non-stop flight from Montreal to Beirut was halted back in 2003 due to "national security issues" and to "safeguard Canadians against terrorism" based on information from the Canadian Security…
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Attaché: A 17 Minutes #Beirut Travel Guide

8 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 ...
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700,000 Lebanese Expats Flying Back Home for the Holidays?

8 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

8 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 ...
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Beirut Duty Free’s La Casa Del Habano Named the Best Cigar Shop in The World?

8 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 ...
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The Golden Forest – A hike from Dahr El Keif to Azer Forest

8 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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Lebanese Photographer Fadi BouKaram is Visiting All of America’s Lebanons

9 months ago
Fadi BouKaram flew all the way to the United States to discover all the cities and towns called Lebanon. Fadi will be touring the US over a five-month period and visiting over 40 “Lebanons”. Some ...
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Passport Index 2016: The Lebanese Passport Improves in the Global Ranks

9 months ago
Passport Index released its 2016 rankings of the most powerful passports. The website ranked the travel documents by measuring the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Germany & Sweden ...
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Meet Rola Hteit: The only Lebanese Female Airline Pilot

10 months ago
During my last trip to Montreal few weeks ago, it came to my attention that I’ve never been on a commercial plane flown by a woman. Given that only 3% of the airline pilots around ...
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