Salute Beirut, City of Repute

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It’s been called the Paris of the Middle East, and today you’ll find Lebanon’s capital is a dynamic, buzzing metropolis that sits proudly and comfortably between the East and the West. For millennia, the city has consistently managed to reinvent itself after numerous natural and man-made disasters; few other world capitals welcome visitors like this one, and its eternal optimism and genuine hospitality make it a very special place to visit.

Beirut has survived a rough history, falling under the occupation of one empire after another for more than 5000 years. It was originally named Bêrūt, “The Wells” by the Phoenicians, referring to the underground water table that is still tapped by the local inhabitants for general use. Excavations in the downtown area have unearthed layers of Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Mohammed-el-Amine-Mosque-in-Beirut-LebanonOttoman civilizations. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country’s largest…

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