Getting Around Beirut and Lebanon

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 10, 2011

Tips from Our Students

What advice would you give to new students coming to Beirut to study Arabic?   Coming to a new country and learning a new language can be intimidating, but the paitence, support, and cultural education you recieve from the Lebanese, makes the experience more fabulous than you could ever imagine. In terms of advice […]
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 […]