Etiquette

Multicultural Lebanon is used to different customs and ways of behaving so don't be afraid you're going to offend anybody.

  • Greetings Shaking hands when meeting someone is a standard greeting except for with Muslim women.
  • Invitations When visiting a Lebanese home, it's polite to take a gift. Don't offer gifts with the left hand alone.
  • Coffee Offering coffee is a common Lebanese courtesy and it can be seen as rude to refuse the offer.