Beirut travel guide

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You're Going to Love Beirut

With 1,92 million inhabitants, Beirut is the most populous city in Lebanon. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Beirut has to offer.

Where to Eat in Beirut

If you’re looking for affordable options, Rossini Osteria e Caffe (Phoenicia Hotel Ground floor level) and Fawzi Burj Al Hamam - Hamra (Corner of Abdel Aziz & Makdessi Streets) are great picks.

When to visit Beirut

Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
AED 77
1 night at 3-star hotel
Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
AED 77
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Beirut in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 180 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Beirut, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Beirut

Plane

When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 8 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Arab Emirates to Beirut include Emirates, flydubai and MEA. The shortest flight to Beirut from the United Arab Emirates departs from Abu Dhabi and takes around 4h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Beirut.

Airports near Beirut

Airlines serving Beirut

Lufthansa
Good (2,151 reviews)
KLM
Good (348 reviews)
Air France
Good (399 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,324 reviews)
SWISS
Good (454 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,208 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (958 reviews)
Iberia
Good (915 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,412 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (308 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (777 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (439 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (147 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (146 reviews)
LOT
Good (340 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (124 reviews)
Vueling
Good (378 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (126 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (224 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (173 reviews)
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Where to stay in Beirut

From 5-star hotels such as the 1866 Court & Suites to great affordable options like the Hamra Urban Gardens, Beirut offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around AED 454 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to AED 552 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Beirut

Most booked hotels in Beirut

Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
AED 389+
WH Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 176+
Raouche Arjaan by Rotana
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
AED 342+
Mövenpick Hotel Beirut
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
AED 657+
Napoleon Hotel
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
AED 88+
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Hiring a car in Beirut

Hiring a car in Beirut costs AED 127 per day, on average, or AED 892 if you want to hire it for 7 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 52% cheaper than airport locations in Beirut.

Expect to pay AED 3.93 per litre in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between AED 47.16 and AED 62.88. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Micra or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.