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

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: Nevine likes the man2uusheh at Zaatar w Zeit           […]
June 5, 2013

How to get to Hamra in Beirut (by Bus, Service or Taxi)

There are a few ways to get to Hamra where ALPS Beirut is located. LL1000 Take Bus #4 This is a good option if you are coming from near Beirut Mall or Sodeco. It can be crowded (Bus 4 is more of a van than a bus), but the price […]
October 17, 2012

Walk Beirut When You Are Studying Arabic in Lebanon

  Even if you are just visiting Lebanon for a week, make sure you go on the Walk Beirut tour. Our students love this experience and always come back with rave reviews and excited about the new things they learned. Take an afternoon and walk through Beirut and discover the […]
November 4, 2011

Furnished Apartment for Rent

shi2a2 mafruusheh lil iijar (furnished apartment for rent) is an important phrase to know when coming to Lebanon.  Furnished apartments are a great option to save money and stay comfortably while you are in Beirut.  You can also join this facebook group for furnished apartments in various areas within Beirut.  These apartments are […]
October 14, 2011

Beirut Insider’s Guide

Here is a compilation of interesting places and unique people that make Beirut such a vibrant and unique city.  Enjoy!
July 22, 2011

Beirut Bus Map

Here’s a Beirut Bus map from zawarib – these routes are for bigger busses and vans. You could take the #2 bus from Hamra to Sassine Square in Achrafieh in about 30 to 40 minutes for 1,000 LL.  Or the #6 from Dora to Jbeil, a beach town up the […]
July 21, 2011

Taxi or Service?

One of the first things you will learn when you come to Beirut is the difference between a taxi and a service.  We hope to make that lesson easy for you by giving you a brief introduction: In most cases you will want to say “Service” (A french word rhyming […]
July 21, 2011

How do I get to ALPS?

From most places in Beirut you can take a service to Hamra.  Tell the service driver AUB and he will take you to Bliss Street.  When you see the American University of Beirut get out and ask for directions to Spinneys Supermarket.  If you are exiting Spinneys, take a right and ALPS […]