Interior Minister Raya El Hassan to Make “Special” Car Plates Public for sale

In a tweet unleashed today on her official account, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan, who has been making positive headlines ever since she took the position, by removing blocs from the front of the General Security in Adlieh, to prohibiting ministerial convoys and allowing Lebanese citizens to get their Civil Extract from their area of residence to name a few, has announced that "special" car plates will be made public soon, on…

2019 Mercer Report: Beirut 53rd Most Expensive City WorldWide, Fourth Among Arab Countries

Mercer's 2019 Cost of Living Survey ranked Beirut as the 53rd most expensive city in the world, and fourth among Arab cities after Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Riyadh . "Mercer's widely recognized survey is one of the world’s most comprehensive, and is designed to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees. New York City is used as the base city for all comparisons, and currency movements are measured against…

Souk el Ahad (Beirut’s Flea Market) No More?

4 months ago
Every city has flea markets and Souk el Ahad was Beirut’s most popular flea market, but not for long. There’s been talks for months now about shutting down and relocating Souk el Ahad and they’ve ...

Beirut has a Surplus of Road Signs

4 months ago
These pictures were shared by MP Paula Yacoubian and Karen Nassar. Similar road signs being placed right next to each other, while others that don’t make any sense being put randomly left and right. Let’s ...

Sunexpress airlines to link Beirut to 3 German cities starting this June

5 months ago
A joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, Sunexpress, a company based between Germany and Turkey, has taken over where broken Germania left off in February, compensating for the loss of direct flights made by ...

#BeirutMunicipality to Create 16Km of Dedicated Bike Lanes by 2020

6 months ago
When I first heard about a bike lane prototype introduced in Beirut, I was a bit optimistic about it but it turned out to be a rushed plan and an utter failure. This being said, ...

Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

7 months ago
The Egg was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam. It was one part of a modernist set of buildings, a sort of multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high towers ...

Huge Gaming Event Happening in #Beirut this July

8 months ago
In collaboration with Virgin Radio Lebanon, Mindwhisk events are organizing for the first time in the country, a huge gaming event entitled “Gamers Unite 2019”, which will take place between July 17 and 21 at ...

Sursock Museum Cites Economic Constraints, to Close Twice Per Week Now

8 months ago
Starting Monday February the 18th, the Sursock museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The sad Facebook announcement came as a result of “economic constraints” it is facing: In the face of increasing economic ...

An Amazingly Handy Bus and Van Map of Greater Beirut

9 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: There’s an Android app for ...