Here’s why Uber did not show up to the #CareemDanceOff

I'm sure you've all seen Careem's billboards challenging Uber to a dance off on October 22 at 4pm. I thought it was a fun challenge but I wasn't really expecting Uber to show up, unless of course both companies had agreed to do something in advance. What happened was that at 4PM exactly, Uber released a video showing what they've been busy doing and why they couldn't make it to the dance off, and it's…

Formula E in Beirut?

Back in 1999, Lebanon almost won the bid to host an F1 track back in 1999. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was fond of the idea and F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting visited Lebanon to inspect the proposed track. His response was also a provisional thumbs-up. “There’s far from a green light at this stage,” he said but “I see nothing today that would stop the project from going through.” The plan was to build a…
Art

Gorgeous New Beirut Mural by Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada

1 year ago
Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada is in Beirut and has just finished the first of a series of large scale works. The mural is near the Beirut Digital District and is a collaboration between Gerada ...
Beirut

Beirut Municipality to Plant 7000 Trees By 2019

2 years ago
The Municipal Council of Beirut City is set to plant about 7000 trees, within a year from this date. The types of trees that are expected to be planted are Barakititium, Jacaranda, Olive, Albizia, Magnolia, ...
Beirut

Beirut’s Wall of Kindness Being Vandalized

2 years ago
I have no idea why anyone would do such a thing but the Wall of Kindness that was installed in Sodeco a month ago has been vandalized on three occasions now, forcing those who came ...
Automotive

Meet Loop Scooters: The First Electric Scooter Sharing Service in Lebanon & The Middle East

2 years ago
Loop Scooters is a fully integrated and eco-friendly electric scooter sharing service in Beirut that gives you access to a fleet of electric scooters whenever you need to commute. The service was first launched on ...
Art

Beirut Cultural Festivals 2017: An Unprecedented Journey into the Story of Beirut

2 years ago
Beirut Cultural Festivals is the best thing that came to Beirut last year. Beirut were in dire need of a grandiose spectacle that serves its history right and match its modern and busy life. Last ...
Architecture

What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

2 years ago
La Maison Rose is one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was built in the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Back in 2014, British artist Tom Young, who fell in love ...
Beirut

Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3-2 Once Again in Beirut’s El Clásico

2 years ago
A friendly El Clásico was organized last Friday at at the Camille Chamoun stadium between ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid players. The teams should have included legends such as Ronaldinho, Gianluca Zambrotta, Francesco Coco, Eric Abidal ...
Baladi

First Bike Lane Prototype Introduced in #Beirut

2 years ago
After getting its first bike sharing station, Beirut just got its first official bike lane. The assembly of the first bike lane prototype was completed two days ago and the first bike tour will take ...
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