FAQs

Find information about travelling to Lebanon, learning Arabic, tips and vocab for spoken Lebanese Arabic and some of the best links about tours and activities in Beirut, Lebanon.

September 15, 2011

Should I study MSA or Spoken Arabic?

This depends on how much time you have and what you want to be able to do. Focus on Speaking: If you only have a month and want to get around town and meet people here in Lebanon start with spoken Arabic. We begin with the most common words, phrases […]
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 […]