Beirut

What to do, where to eat and what to visit and other resources about visiting Beirut.

September 7, 2017

Taking Bus 4 in Beirut – to and from ALPS Beirut

For many students coming to classes at ALPS Beirut, taking Bus 4 is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Hamra. Bus Fours are usually 12 person mini vans with a “4” in the window. Like this: And no matter where you get on or off on the cost is the same 1000 Lebanese Lira […]
November 24, 2016

ALPS Beirut – Choisissez la langue Arabe Moderne Standard (MSA), le dialecte Levantin, ou les deux.

ALPS Beyrouth  ALPS, Académie de langue Arabe, est située près de l’Université Américaine de Beyrouth, à Hamra et enseigne l’arabe-langue étrangère à des étudiants de tous niveaux. ALPS est un programme de l’Institut d’études du Moyen-Orient (IMES) situé à Mansourieh, au Liban. Practicalité Toutes les leçons d’arabe intègrent la vie […]
October 23, 2015

How much does it cost to live in Beirut?

Technically, Beirut is an expensive city. Ranking 44th on the Mercer’s list for most expensive cities in the world, Beirut comes in at number four in the Middle East. And yet, as with most things having to do with Lebanon, there’s more than meets the eye. So what does it cost to […]
June 24, 2015

Best Internet Options in Lebanon

About a year and a half ago we posted about the slow internet in Lebanon. Since then the average download speed has gone up from 2.66 mbps to 3.9 mbps. That’s some progress!  You can learn more about the speed of the Internet in Lebanon here and test out your […]
May 13, 2015

Lesson 1: Important Phrases in Beirut / Rania & Rima Teach Lebanese Arabic [Pilot]

ALPS Beirut is pleased to announce our pilot YouTube episode –  Rania & Rima Teach Lebanese Arabic. We hope this will be a fun and easy way for former students to keep learning Arabic wherever they are and for those interested in studying Lebanese Arabic to get started.   This is […]
April 25, 2014

Practice Speaking Lebanese for Free-Tuesdays in May in Hamra

Thanks to everyone who joined us last month for our free conversation time! We enjoyed meeting you and sharing coffee and Arabic together. We are excited to announce that we will continue this in May. If you have joined us before or are new, ahlan wa sahlan! Are you looking […]
February 14, 2014

Check out the play “Natrino” by George Khabbaz

Come and see the latest play by George Khabbaz at the Chateau Trianon Theater in Jal El Dib. Showtimes are: Every Thursday to Sunday from 8:30 pm until 11:30 pm, Feb 14 2014 to May 04 2014 Every Sunday from 04:30 pm until 06:30 pm, Feb 14 2014 to May 04 […]
October 14, 2013

Is Beirut, Lebanon a good place to study Arabic?

The answer is…it depends. Yes if you are a lady There is a consensus among our female students that it is more comfortable to live in Beirut and study Arabic compared to countries like Egypt or Jordan. In general, the men will take less notice of you here and there […]
July 15, 2013

Cheap Eats: Best Lebanese Restaurants in Beirut for less than $10 a Person

In this audio post we asked two of our teachers, Nadia and Nevine, where they like to eat near ALPS in Hamra. Spoiler alert: Nadia recommends the fatayer sbeinigh and fajita at Barbar Check out the menu here: http://www.3albeit.com/Menus/Barbar.htm Nevine likes the man2uusheh at Zaatar w Zeit           […]