Uber Set to Buy Careem

I heard rumors about this acquisition few months back and it looks like it's finally happening. According to Bloomberg, Endadget and several other sources, "Uber is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter." The deal should be announced by Tuesday according to the same source. However I am not really sure if the…

Street Bike Stunts – Beirut 1979

If you've ever wondered about the origins of the modern "Zouzou Ebba", check out this 1979 video shot in Beirut with bikers pulling some crazy stunts. Zero security measures, zero safety and the bikers are not even wearing a helmet. I'm not sure about the location but this looks like Ramlet el Baida. It's good to know not much has changed. A couple of years ago, we had a similar reckless event called "Beirut Grand…
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An Amazingly Handy Bus and Van Map of Greater Beirut

10 months ago
I recently came across some fantastic maps for bus routes running in Greater Beirut, drawn by [LebaneseBuses] and [Bus Map Project]. You can find other routes leading outside Beirut on the website: busmap.me There’s an Android app for ...
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17 Accidents Reported, Two Kills & 20 Injured on New Year’s Eve 2019

11 months ago
Despite all the security measures taken by the security forces, Lebanese Army, Civil Defense and other units, two people were killed in an accident last night and several others injured. Celebratory gunfire also caused five ...
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Free Taxis on New Year’s Eve [2018]

11 months ago
Just like every year, there’s a free taxi initiative taking place today for all those celebrating NYE outside their homes and planning to drive back home. The campaign was launched by an initiative was launched ...
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First Indoor Karting Circuit Opens in #Lebanon

11 months ago
CityKart is Lebanon’s official indoor karting and will be open as of today! The indoor Karting circuit is an impressive 300m within a 3,500SQM indoor area and is located next to BHV Dora. Unlike normal ...
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FIA President Jean Todt in #Beirut

1 year ago
FIA President Todt was visiting Beirut for the second time in two years. He met with President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri and they discussed on ways to advance road safety, sustainable mobility and motorsport ...
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Digital Speed Signs Installed Across #Lebanon

1 year ago
Lebanon’s Traffic Management center posted this morning a picture showing a digital speed meter installed on a road in Lebanon and informed motorists that several were installed across the country to promote road safety and ...
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The Cost of Yesterday’s Traffic is $30 Million

1 year ago
Traffic congestion isn’t just a nuisance for drivers but it has a high toll on the economy. According to World Bank studies, 3 hours in traffic cost up to $30 Million, and we’re between 2.5 ...
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FREM Industry Registers First Lebanese SUV Vehicle

1 year ago
What was a practically doomed project three years ago due to lack of funding has turned into a major achievement and a historical moment for all Lebanese. David Frem‘s Immortal project has finally seen the ...
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