ABOUT BEIRUT

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​People from throughout the region and Europe flock to Lebanon and its capital city Beirut attracted by its mountains (a destination for skiers and hikers alike), its Mediterranean coastline, its world famous cuisine, its inexhaustible nightlife, its temperate climate, and its rich cultural and historical offerings. The centrally located AUB campus, which anchors the Hamra neighborhood of Beirut, provides easy access to all of this—and much more.

If it’s food you’re after, you won’t have to venture much farther than Bliss Street, which borders upper campus to the south. Here you will find a rich array of cuisines—both Lebanese and western. While some students prefer a hot manouche (a thin pizza dough topped most often with either cheese or wild thyme and olive oil and baked in the oven), others gravitate toward one of the growing number of doughnut places. Although Bliss Street is also well endowed with lunch and dinner options, you will find an even wider selection in Hamra area, the downtown area and Achrafieh where you can eat as cheaply—and as extravagantly—as your budget permits. Wherever you eat, you’re sure to eat well in Lebanon.

Tours are available from our preferred tour agent in Beirut.

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