Beirut (Arabic: بيروت‎ Bayrūt, French: Beyrouth) is the capital city of Lebanon with a population of approximately 2.1 million people in its metropolitan area.

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All Places Lebanon

National Museum Of Beirut

About 1,300 artifacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period mainly dealing with Lebanon's Archeology and History. This museum was on the front line of the Lebanese civil war, and it suffered near complete destruction; it was occupied by militiamen and sustained bullet holes. Although much was lost, many of its most valuable items were saved by its Director of Antiquities at the time, Emir Maurice Chehab and his wife. Smaller objects were hidden in the basement, and larger objects and the mural were encased in concrete. One of the key galleries was rededicated to him as the Maurice Chehab Hall.

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Beirut International Jazz Festival

Held annually during the month of July over a period of four days, some of the greatest international jazz artists as well as musicians from around Lebanon play some quality music near the Beirut marina.

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Beirut International Film Festival

Held annually in October, the Beirut Film Festival exhibits films from all over the middle east, usually in either Arabic or French. The films vary enormously and some can be intensely political.

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Festival du cinéma francophone

Held between the month of March and April over a period of two weeks, films are in French. Cinéma Métropolis - Masrah Al Madina, Beirut.

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AUB Museum

Archeology and History, the Middle East's oldest museum. Rue. Bliss (Rue. 33), Hamra,(01)340549. Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00, closed holidays.

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ABC Mall

Many international brands are here along with great restaurants, cafes, and a movie theater all in a mixed indoor/outdoor setting.

Dunes Center

Centre Dunes, Verdun Str. Displaying some of the latest shopping brands, as well as many cafes and a movie theater.

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Atelier Camille Allam Beirut

Gallery and studio of painter sculptor and musician Camille Allam


Solidere Beirut Marina, Downtown Beirut, P.O. Box : 113-6691.

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Mardelli Building 2nd Floor, Saide Street Ashrafieh - Beirut.


Bel Azur Hotel, Jounieh, Greater Beirut.

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Beirut Mall

Tayouneh roundabout.

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