Beirut is a fascinating merger of east and west and as cosmopolitan as you can get. Known as the 'Paris of the Middle East', it's chic, trendy population are passionate about their city, the culture, and the future of one of the most important centres in the entire region. This fashionable city likes to travel fast and is the commercial and financial nucleus of Lebanon.
Beirut is friendly, dynamic, and its spirit of enterprise is noticeable everywhere. The city's diversity makes it a charming place to visit. It sits on a small headland sticking out into the east Mediterranean, and has a population of around 2.1 million people in its metropolitan area.
Exploring the city's restaurant and nightlife scene is a major attraction, along with the excellent museums and taking a stroll along the waterfront. Since Lebanon is so small, most visitors use Beirut as their base to explore the rest of the country.