Giveaway: Iftar For Four At Phoenicia Hotel


Since it’s Ramadan, Phoenicia were kind enough to offer an Iftar for four to our blog’s readers. I don’t think I need to elaborate when I mention Phoenicia as its reputation precedes it. I’ve been going for years to Phoenicia and I love everything about it, from the elegant exterior to the luxurious interior, the great food venues, the impeccable service and the unique hospitality. The Mosaic buffet is a must, the salad bar at Caffe Mondo is one of the richest in town, the Amethyste pool parties are always fun and a dinner at Eau de Vie with a breathtaking view is not to miss as well. [Phoenicia Facebook Page]

Since most of our competitions are always straightforward, I thought I make it more interesting this time. Here’s what you need to do:

You have to answer the two below questions and leave a comment with the right answers:
1- In which venue was the above picture taken at Phoenicia?
2- Name one out of two Ramadan desserts that I uploaded recently on my Instagram. [@LeNajib]

Hint: The answers for Question1 is also on my Instagram Account [@LeNajib] and on BlogBaladi’s Facebook Page.

Also, make sure to check out and like BlogBaladi’s Facebook page as I will post a couple of hints throughout the day.


The competition ends tonight at midnight. Two people will be selected randomly and rewarded with an Iftar for two.
Good Luck!

NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Haifa Wehbe Gets Sued After Ramez Ankh Amon’s Prank


This is beyond ridiculous.

Egyptian lawyer Abdelhamid Shaalan has filed a lawsuit against the singer, demanding that she’s denied entry into Egypt. Shaalan told that Haifa was extremely exaggerated in her reactions, and showed an ugly face that no one had ever seen before.

“How could she have insulted an Egyptian artist in the way she did, while she lives in Egypt and has earned her fame through them? Egyptians have been nothing but loving towards her, is this how she repays them?” the lawyer said.[Link]

Nile Crocodile found in Beirut River


Apparently the Nile Crocodile is one of the most dangerous crocodiles. I wonder how it got to Lebanon though.

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile and the second largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile. The Nile crocodile is an ambush predator and can wait for hours, days and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack. [Wiki]

Via LebanonFiles

Why is Addiyar still open?

Taken from +961

I was just reading on Rami’s blog the small note the paper had left to thank one of their reporters for failing to do his job properly and I remembered a month back the letter Addiyar’s Editor in Chief Charles Ayoub wrote to Syrian President Bashar el Assad begging him for $700,000 and admitting he lost all his money to gambling.

He deleted the letter from his page but I found it somewhere else. You can check it out [Here]. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything more humiliating and unprofessional and I am wondering whether any actions should be taken against the paper to close it down. Aren’t there any rules or guidelines to operate a newspaper in Lebanon? Shouldn’t there be a minimum level of credibility and integrity?