World Heritage List

The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

These include 725 cultural, 183 natural and 28 mixed properties in 153 States Parties. As of June 2010, 187 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

In Lebanon, we finf 5 cultural properties :

  1. Anjar
  2. Baalbek
  3. Byblos
  4. Tyre
  5. Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

Sunset in Lebanon

Sunset this Monday from our balcony in Kornet Chehwan.
We can see the Sun diving in the Mediterranean Sea.

Discover Aquariums in Lebanon

For the first time in Lebanon, discover the wonderful world of Sea View.
Visit with your family, children and friends the museum and shop

Sea View Ecosystems
Baouchrieh, City Mall street seaside
Sarkissian Building, Ground Floor
P.O Box 90228, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/Fax : +961 1 888847
Email :
Website :

Banque du Liban

(Source : Wikipedia)

Banque du Liban (BDL) (Arabic: مصرف لبنان‎, French: Banque du Liban) is the central bank of Lebanon. It was established on August 1, 1963 and became fully operational on April 1, 1964. It is currently headed by Riad Salameh, who was named the Middle East's best central bank governor by Euromoney in 2005.

One of the main responsibilities of the bank is issuing Lebanon's currency, the Lebanese Pound. Other responsibilities include maintaining monetary stability, regulation of money transfers, and maintaining the soundness of the banking sector. Banking is a very important part of Lebanon's economy with over 100 different banks, which makes the role of Banque du Liban particularly important. It currently owns 99.37% of the shares of Lebanon's national carrier, Middle East Airlines. However, plans call for it to sell its stake in the airline by 2008 as part of government plans to privatize many institutions.
The government has recently launched an ambitious 5-year economic reform program in hopes to cut the country's debt. The outcome of the reform program will largely be dependent on Banque du Liban.

Besides the main branch in Beirut, it has branches in Aley, Baalbeck, Bikfaya, Jounieh, Nabatiye, Sidon, Tripoli, Tyre, and Zahlé.

Website :

Governors of BDL

Philippe TAKLA 1963-1968
Elias SARKIS 1968-1978
Michel EL-KHOURY 1978-1985
Edmond NAÏM 1985-1991
Michel EL-KHOURY 1991-1993
Riad SALAME 1993-2017

Beirut, I Love You - Episode 2

Introducing Abu Ali

Madmozél - Achékmône

Au Liban, on parle Libanais, oui mais un Libanais "à la Libanaise" ! Entre le passage des peuples, sur ce bout de terre, et les voyages des Libanais dans le monde, nous nous sommes construit un langage hétéroclite 'extra" ! Madmozél écoute, Madmozél prend note. Des mots à consonance bizarre...
Mais d'où viennet-ils?

Site Internet :

Learn the Lebanese National Anthem

(Special thanks to Mrs Béatrice CANIVET ABI KHALIL)

Koullouna lil watan
Lil 'oula lil 'alam
Mil ou 'aïn il zaman
Saïfouna wal qalam
Sahlouna wal jabal
Manbitoun lil rijal
Kawlouna wal 'amal
Fi sabil lil kamal
Koullouna lil watan
Lil 'oula lil 'alam
Koullouna lil watan

Start the video with lyrics...

Classic Car Show 2011

The Beirut Souks is excited to host at “The Venue” the Beirut Classic Car Show for 2011. With over 50 classic cars from the XXth century spanning the 1920s to the 1970s, collected and preserved by Lebanese enthusiasts, the show will most certainly strike a chord with any car enthusiast.

Cars on display in “The Venue” can be viewed from 16:00 til 22:00, however everyone can enjoy the cars on display along souk Arwam from 10:00 until 22:00 for the duration of the exhibit.

To discover beautiful photo galleries, click on the links :

Barney in Lebanon

Over the years, Clapping Hands Productions has been entertaining kids, educating them, and drawing smiles on their faces by organizing and presenting international shows in Paris, the United States, and other countries. We are here to create extraordinary theatre experiences and let kids enjoy amusing adventures full of confidence, and motivating imaginations. Clapping hands productions is committed to providing kids and families with unforgettable moments that only live theatre can offer.

Barney's Space Adventures
Live Musical Show

Join Barney & friends, BJ, Baby Bop and Riff on an exciting trip to the Purple Planet !
Barney and Friends are coming to Beirut for an exciting Space Adventure this September !!!