“Beirut may be the oldest city in the world. The cradle of culture and emancipation in the Middle East. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens and Turkomans all left their mark. Pity it was destroyed 7 times in as many thousands of years.
The last time in 1983, 35 years ago.
A crosscivilizational crossroads linking the ancient with the contemporary in an enduring effort to pioneer lasting peace and a futuristic societal model. Indestructible Beirut reinvents itself with infallible resolve. Its vitality is matched by the energy and willpower of Beirutians of all creeds.
For me it’s a wonderful trip and a privilege to select the landmarks and points of interest that constitute the most desirable and attractive metropolis in the Middle East.“