Home to most of the West Bank's best budget accommodation, as well as the bulk of its bars and clubs, Ramallah is an excellent base for visitors and an exciting, cosmopolitan and vibrant city in its own right. Since 2017, the city has also hosted the excellent Yasser Arafat Museum, located in the compound where the late Palestinian leader spent his final years under Israeli siege. Also in the de facto Palestinian capital is a museum to 'Palestine's poet laurette' Mahmoud Darwish.