Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and the most vivid and most visited cities in the country. It is the economic and political hub of Lebanon. The weather in the city is pleasant and there are several beach and mountain resorts around Beirut where visitors can enjoy amazing views and the great outdoors. Whether it is history or modernity, Beirut imbibes and presents everything with a local touch and flavor. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of Muslim-friendly facilities in Beirut, making it the perfect destination to enjoy a fun-filled Halal holidays.
There are several scuba diving sites around Beirut making it a great destination for snorkeling fans. Beirut also has some historic sites including the Roman ruins of Baalbek and the Al Omari Mosque.
The museums in the city give visitors a peek into the history and culture of the region. The National Museum of Beirut and the AUB Museum make the best places to visit. The downtown area has a number of parks and gardens giving the city a green touch. The Beirut Corniche is excellent to walk around during the evenings. A cable car ride to the Jeita Grotto (crystallized caves) just 20km away from Beirut is recommended.
Beirut is a great place for shopping lovers. The city has a number of shopping malls and markets where visitors can buy a wide variety of items ranging from handicrafts to perfumes, jewelry, fashion clothing and lots more. Some good places for shopping in Beirut are ABC Mall, Beirut Mall, City Mall, Dunes Center, Souks de Beirut and Miss ABC. There are several individual stores and boutiques lined in downtown Beirut, Hamra Street, Mar-Elias Street, Arax Street and Armenia Street.
Beirut is served by the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport. The airport is located about 7km from the Beirut city center and it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to travel from the airport to the city. There is no public transport available from the airport to the city but there are airport taxis and private taxis available in abundance. Regular taxis cost around 30-50 USD for a ride to the downtown. There are also private minibuses and car rentals available at the airport.
Finding Muslim-friendly restaurants in Beirut is quite easy. All the restaurants in Beirut serve halal food. The best restaurants to dine in Beirut are Al Balad, Barbar, Burj Al Hamam, Casablanca, Diwan Shahrayar, Maharaja, Roadster Diner, The Chase, etc.
There are several mosques in Beirut and locating one is never a problem. Some of the most prominent mosques in Beirut are Masjid Muhammed Al-Amin, Majidyyah Mosque, Amir Assaf Mosque, Amir Munzir Mosque, Al Omari Mosque, etc.