Beirut Tourism

Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎‎ Bayrūt, French: Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been done but in 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited more than 5,000 years ago. The first historical mention of Beirut is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters dating from the 15th century BC. The Beirut River runs south to north on the eastern edge of the city. Beirut is Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its Central District, Badaro, Rue Verdun, Hamra and Ashrafieh. Following the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut's cultural landscape underwent major reconstruction. Identified and graded for accountancy, advertising, banking/finance and law, Beirut is ranked as a Beta World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. In May 2015, Beirut was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, and La Paz.


A place in Lebanon, Beirut is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Beirut can generally be of 1-2 days.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Beirut

  • Know the pollution level of Beirut before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 83.04 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 81.01 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.86 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 73.09 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 73.13 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 86.09 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 73.54 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 84.35 (Very High)
  • How safe is Beirut for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Beirut.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.39 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.54 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.15 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 42.18 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.19 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.02 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.7 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.58 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.53 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.15 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Beirut is 102.4 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 56.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 92.9 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.26 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.12 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.49 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 44.46 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Beirut

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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