Uruguay Street is Back

Three years after shutting down, Beirut's Uruguay Street was reopened for business last week. The street was renovated and reopened with nine new pubs and bars including Wicked, Sugar Fish, Monkey Bar, Mojito, Duval, LA Cantina del Patron, Casa de Uruguay, U Lounge Bar, and Gino Bar. I'm surprised Main Street didn't re-open as it was the most popular pub there when the street was at its peak, that and Checkpoint Charlie . All in…

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Praising Wael Arakji’s Play

Wael Arakji has delivered another strong performance with the Dallas Mavericks against Croatia as part of the NBA Summer League games. Wael played for a total of 13 minutes and 47 seconds, scoring 4 points with two assists and two steals. We need to show this young man all the support we can. He's competing with the best and proving that he has the confidence and skills.

Beirut Airport to Get Decent Internet (Third time’s a Charm?)

Ever since I started blogging here, I hear about Beirut's airport finally getting some decent internet and it still did not happen. In fact, we had at least weird looking internet machines few years back, now I don't even think there's a WIFI channel to connect to but all this is going to change soon, as promised by Ogero head Imad Kreidieh. "El internet ray yisseer Tiyyara". I'm surprised no one used this pun yet…

Whoever Leaked Patrick Moubarak’s Voice Note Should be Arrested

I had no idea who Patrick Moubarak was till few days ago, after a recording spread on social media in which he allegedly threatened Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader. He is also heard insulting Islam and threatening to arm himself. Moubarak was briefly detained before on orders from acting State Prosecutor Imad Qabalan, after which he issued a public apology for his comments and physicians diagnosed him with a medical illness. I think…

Low-cost Irish Airlines Ryanair establishes new Beirut-Cyprus Route starting October

1 week ago
A lot of low-cost airlines have been recently expressing interest in Beirut, to be added to their destinations. The latest of these is Ryanair, the Irish airlines which has been booming during the last few ...

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

1 week ago
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 (#21), Abu Dhabi (#33) and Riyadh (#35). “Mercer’s widely recognized survey ...
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Liza Srour, The Last Remaining Jew in Beirut

1 week ago
Vice recently published an interview with Liza Srour, the last Jew residing in Wadi Bou Jmil in Beirut. I’ve read several articles on this woman and how Beirut’s Jewish quarter evolve from a thriving 100,000-person ...

Gemmayze Street Closed *Once Again* For Works

1 week ago
I don’t recall a year where the Gemmayze (Gouraud) street hasn’t been closed fully or partially for works. Every year, they have a new excuse to shut down the street and cause a hellish traffic, ...