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Climate: In November, weather conditions in Lebanon make it a good trip destination. The average temperatures you'll face in November would be between 17.0°C and 24.0°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as 5°C and high as 32°C as observed in previous years. The average amount of rain observed during November in Lebanon is 131 mm and you would typically have 8 rainy days.
Language: The official language is Arabic. French is also recognized as national languages. Place names and signage are usually in both languages.
Country Dialing Code: The country code for Beirut is +961.
Currency: The official currency of Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP.). 1USD = 1523 LBP. Credit cards are widely accepted and most banks are open Sunday to Thursday and ATM machines are available.
Time Zone: UTC +02:00
Business Hours: Most businesses are open Monday to Friday 09.00-17.30. Most shops in Beirut are open from 09.00 until 18.00. Monday-Saturday, sometimes later, and 12.00 until 18.00 on Sundays.
Electricity: The voltage in Lebanon is 230 volts.
Emergency Numbers: In an emergency please call 112 or 175. These numbers will alert the appropriate service – fire, police.


Interesting Sights in Beirut

Paris of the Middle East

Martyrs’ Square

An important landmark in Lebanese history, Martyrs’ Square is dedicated to those who were executed during Ottoman rule. It is also the traditional dividing line between East and West Beirut. First constructed in 1931, the monument has remained relevant due to the repeated political assassinations in Lebanon’s recent past.




Nijmeh Square

An important landmark in Lebanese history, Martyrs’ Square is dedicated to those who were executed during Ottoman rule. It is also the traditional dividing line between East and West Beirut. First constructed in 1931, the monument has remained relevant due to the repeated political assassinations in Lebanon’s recent past.




Hamra Street

A center of Beirut’s 1960’s intellectual activity, it is no surprise that this street was called the city’s Champs Elysees. It is a popular place with tourists and locals alike, who gather here to try to absorb the remnants of the intellectual city. Hamra is home to several bookshops, three universities (including the American University of Beirut) and a rich nightlife.




Zaitunay Bay

A posh yachting dock, Zaitunay Bay is the place for brunch in Beirut, so is part of most locals’ weekend plans. Try places like Babel Bay, Paul and Coast for a relaxing meal by the docks.




Pigeon Rocks, Raouche

Located in the sea by the historical Raouche, the Pigeon Rocks are a Lebanese natural treasure. In the area surrounding the rocks, evidence of ancient human existence in Lebanon has been found. Walk on Raouche’s Corniche and marvel at these amazing sights.




Grand Serail

Also known as the Government Palace, the Grand Serail is the Lebanese Prime Minister’s main base. The building itself is a marvel from the Ottoman Era and is a must-visit for anyone wanting to learn about Beirut’s history.




Roman Baths

Located in Downtown Beirut, marvel at this historical landmark. The ruins haven’t been functional as baths for a long time, but it is easy to imagine what life in the Roman Empire may have looked like.




Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque

Also referred to as the Blue Mosque, this marvel is located in Downtown Beirut. It was built after the donation of the Late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and continues to be a symbol of his work. The mosque is only one of the achievements of this late Prime Minister. He shifted his business focus to rebuild Downtown Beirut to what it is today, provided students with educational scholarships and encouraged foreign investment in Lebanon.




Beit Ed-Dine Palace

Home to a museum and an annual music festival, this palace is worth your time. Construction began in 1788, and took 30 years. Legend has it that the prince had the architect’s hands cut off so that the palace could not be duplicated. Visit this one-of-a-kind marvel, which reflects a lot of what it means to be Lebanese.




The National Museum of Beirut

The main archaeological museum in Lebanon, the National Museum is home to many treasures. The collection rranges from the prehistoric period through the Roman period and into the Arab era. The museum itself is a marvel as it was destroyed in the civil war, and fully restored in 2011.




Our Lady of Lebanon- Harissa

A pilgrimage site in Lebanon, Harissa is home to Our Lady of Lebanon. The site is a shrine in honor of Mary, Mother of Jesus. The giant monument resides over Jounieh, and watches over the area. The church and shrine areas are a must-see for anyone visiting Lebanon and are on the way to Beirut.



Le Royal Hotel

Leisure Hills Complex,

Dbayeh, Lebanon