Resources

Agenda Culturel (www.agendaculturel.com) Arts, events and festival information and listings; in French.

Destination Lebanon (www.destinationlebanon.gov.lb) Chock-full of tourist information about the country.

Living Lebanon (www.living-lebanon.com) Excellent website full of travel and local information.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/lebanon) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

What to Take

  • A hat – the summer sun is fierce
  • An adaptor
  • A small day pack
  • An unlocked phone so you can use a Lebanese SIM card

What to Wear

Lebanon's diverse demographic make-up means that different standards of dress are used across the country. In central Beirut and Christian-majority towns, shorts and skirts are common summer wear. In more traditional Muslim areas, you'll fit in better if you cover your legs and shoulders; when visiting mosques, you should certainly do so.

Lebanese dress up to go to bars and upmarket restaurants, and you'll need to look pretty smart to get in to the casino or major nightclubs.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Check the current security situation in Lebanon and in specific destinations within the country
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date and doesn't have any evidence of entry to Israel
  • Check Lebanon's entry requirements
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions
  • Arrange for appropriate travel insurance