Beirut, is the capital of Lebanon with a population exceeding a million residents and is the social/economic hub of the country. The city is pulsating with culture, heritage, and nightlife. The city is a product of settlements that existed more the 5 millennia ago, bearing the name of the Phoenician daughter of Adonis and Aphrodite, Beroe.
The city has a multitude of architectural signatures amid the heritage clustered through the roman, ottoman, and more contemporary eras. The city harbors national governmental institutions as well as international organizations. The central district is home to the beauty embodied by this vintage of a settlement.
Food is one tradition that the Lebanese cherish with many restaurants that worthy of designation, whether local or foreign cousin. The application Zomato can further elaborate for a thousand words can’t describe a picture and millions won’t describe the taste.
On educational grounds Beirut has many private universities dating for over 150 years like the American University of Beirut, University of Saint Joseph, Lebanese American University and others.
Regarding the arts, Beirut hold a national museum and Robert Moawad private museum that hold the Henri Phearons Private Archeological Collection. Beirut is also home of many fashion designers that have taken the global red carpet with the likes of Elie Saab, Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad, Georges Chakra, Rabih Kayrouz and Abed Mahfouz.
As for night life, the city is the party state of the middle east, being ranked as 9th in 2006 by Travel and Leasure magazine, first on the New York Times destinations to visit in 2009, and just yesterday GQ posted this article on partying in Beirut. The city has hallmarks of partying like the re-opened Sky Bar (opening this summer), MYU, White, Iris, BO18, and many more.