Cheap Flights to Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon’s largest and main seaport is an extremely diverse city with a history of 5,000 years. The city hosts magnificent cultural landmarks, buildings with bullet holes, the Green Line, refugee camps, a partying atmosphere, high air pollution, political activities, extremely modern swimming pools, and one of the most liberated gay scenes in the Middle-East. A blend of chaos, party, luxury, history and really hospitable people is ready to welcome in Beirut, the “Paris of the East”! If you’re looking for really diverse holidays in a sensational city that never sleeps, book a cheap flights with Travelstart and get to Beirut.
Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport BEY
All flights to Beirut are handled by the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY), the main hub for Middle East Airlines (MEA) and the only commercial airport in Israel. In 2013, passenger traffic reached nearly 6.3 million passengers. The airport handles nearly 50 airlines operating both regular flights and cargo flights to local and international destinations. Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport has undergone a ten-year reconstruction program from 1994 as a result of the 1968 Israeli attack and the Lebanese Civil War.
Beirut is full of archaeological sites dating from the prehistoric era though the Neolithic era and the Bronze Age. The National Museum of Beirut is the most important museum in the country, with displays of the oldest artifacts in the Lebanese history from the Prehistoric era up to the Byzantine Period and the Mamluk Period. Another significant cultural attraction is the Sursock Museum, a remarkable building with obvious Venetian and Ottoman influences, and some of the best displays of popular art from the 18th to the 20th century, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glassware, and iconography from Lebanese and international artists. Also, do not miss the American University of Beirut (AUB) Archaeology Museum. AUB houses mostly pottery artifacts from 4,000 BC up to the 19th century. Also, the The Grand Serail, a masterpiece of the Ottoman era, serves as the headquarters of the Prime Minister of Lebanon. The historic building stands as Beirut’s landmark atop of a hill featuring a blend of heritage architecture with contemporary high-tech amenities. The Hamidiyyah Clock Tower nearby is also admirable.
Visit Maghen Abraham Synagogue, Beirut’s oldest and most significant synagogue, at Wadi Abu Jamil, the Jewish district of Beirut. The synagogue was renovated in 2010 after its destruction during the Lebanese Civil War in 2006.
Have a stroll in Corniche Beirut to enjoy a wonderful seaside promenade under the shadow of lined-up palm trees and a fresh wind blowing from the Mediterranean Sea. Make sure to visit Gemmayzeh, the artistic neighborhood of Beirut, full of narrow streets and magnificent historic buildings, trendy bars, awesome pubs, cafes, restaurants and lounges.
Hotels and Accommodation
Beirut features luxurious accommodation at 5-star and 4-star hotels as well as apartments and hostels. Most hotels are located downtown, in the nearby area of Corniche and the Hamra Street, in the heart of the city.
Leading car rental companies have offices in Beirut-Rafic Hariri. A wide selection of vehicles with great amenities to satisfy every need is available from Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty and more. Unlimited mileage, free cancellation and free amendment options.
Best Time To Visit
Beirut has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with warm days and nights. The coldest months are January and February with an average temporary of 11 Celsius and rainfall, whereas during summer the temperature reaches 32 Celsius maximum. The best time to visit Beirut is in fall or spring when the days are cool, with a nice wind blowing from the Mediterranean Sea, and an average temperature not higher than 22 Celsius.