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Major cities and airports in Lebanon
- Beirut – Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport
- Tripoli – Rene Mouawad Air Base (no commercial flights)
Time and Communication
Lebanon is in the Eastern European Time (EET) zone, which is UTC+2. The country observes daylight saving time, switching to Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) at UTC+3 during the summer months. Major mobile operators in Lebanon include Alfa and Touch. Cell phone coverage is generally good throughout the country, with some potential coverage gaps in rural areas and mountainous regions.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP), but the US Dollar (USD) is also widely accepted. The exchange rate varies, so it’s best to check current rates before traveling. Payment by bank cards is common, especially in larger cities, and Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. American Express and Discover cards may not be accepted everywhere. Currency exchange offices usually operate during regular business hours, with some open late in urban areas.
Common means of transportation in Lebanon include buses, shared taxis (known as “service” taxis), and private taxis. Buses and shared taxis provide an affordable way to travel within cities and between major towns, while private taxis are readily available in urban areas. Intercity travel is well-served by buses and shared taxis, with regular connections between major cities.
- Beirut: Lebanon’s vibrant capital city, featuring a mix of modern and historic architecture, lively nightlife, and cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Beirut and the Roman Baths.
- Byblos: One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, boasting ancient ruins, a medieval castle, and a picturesque harbor.
- Baalbek: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the impressive Roman temple complex of Heliopolis, including the Temple of Jupiter and the Temple of Bacchus.
- Jeita Grotto: A stunning limestone cave system featuring an underground river and impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.
- Cedars of God: A grove of ancient cedar trees in the mountains of northern Lebanon, considered a symbol of the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.