When I first posted about the valet parking price being set to LL 5,000, my only worry was that the law will never be enforced, but the last thing I expected was for the Tourism Minister to agree to the valet companies’ terms and raise the price from 5,000 to 10,000 in certain areas of Beirut.

His argument is that the business costs for companies operating in downtown Beirut are too high and the they cannot operate with a 5,000 fee only, which is complete and utter B.S!

I’ve seen how these valet companies work, they’re breaking every traffic law out there and triple-parallel park their cars in illegal spots. They take over all the Parkmeter spots (and probably don’t even pay for them) and book parking spots illegally with their scooters.

What a joke this decision is!