Top things to do in Ramallah

Top Choice Museum in Ramallah

Yasser Arafat Museum

Next to the ornate tomb of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is a new museum that bears his name. Divided into two parts, the first half traces Arafat's life alongside that of his Fatah movement and other Pa…
Top Choice Bar in Ramallah

Snowbar

For two decades, Snowbar has been the place to see and be seen in Ramallah. Although it has an often deserved reputation as a late-night party spot, on weeknights Snowbar has a chilled-out vibe with a mostly local c…
Top Choice Brewery in Ramallah

Birzeit Brewery

Since it opened in 2015, Birzeit Brewery's Shepherds beer has taken the West Bank by storm, challenging years of domination of the Palestinian Territories' beer market by Taybeh. Visitors to its hub of operations in…
Top Choice International in Ramallah

La Vie Cafe

Tucked away on a quiet street just 10 minutes' walk from Al Manara, this place has a diverse menu of pasta, pizza and sandwiches, with much of its produce grown in owners Saleh and Morgan's roof garden. On weekends,…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Ramallah

Berlin Pub

Berlin is the latest hip spot on Ramallah’s ever-changing nightlife scene. The barman trained in Germany before opening this tiny cocktail bar and pub and prides himself on the lack of a menu, preferring punters to …
Gallery in Ramallah

Dar Zahran Heritage Building

One of Ramallah's oldest buildings, Dar Zahran was restored and converted into a gallery-cum-museum in 1990, and plans are now underway for a coffee shop on the upper floor. Built 250 years ago when Ramallah was lit…
Bar in Ramallah

Radio

Ramallah veterans who remember the infamous Beit Aneeseh can rest assured that Radio, located in the same building, is filling the gap that the late-night party spot left when it was shut down in 2014. Radio has a s…
Ice Cream in Ramallah

Rukap's Ice Cream

Renowned on both sides of the Green Line, Rukap’s is to Ramallah what kunafeh (warm, syrupy cheese pastry) is to Nablus. Choose between a small cone (10NIS) up to a large (16NIS) and bowls large enough to feed an ar…
Bar in Ramallah

La Grotta

A tiny, alternative hang-out close to the Old City, La Grotta is run by a local musician and is a popular late-night spot. There are a few tables outside, but the main bar is up the steps on the 1st floor of a tradi…
Monument in Ramallah

Nelson Mandela Square

It appears that a visit to Ramallah is no longer complete without a stop at this towering statue of the late Nelson Mandela for a selfie. Unveiled in 2016, the 20ft statue was a gift from Johannesburg, which is twin…