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Beirut/Ain El Mraiseh

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Ain El Mraisseh is in Beirut, situated along Beirut's coastal Cornish, which stretches for several kilometers, and is only a few minutes away from the renovated city center. This district was famous for its nightlife in the early 70's and is attempting to regain its reputation. It has the highest concentration of luxury hotels in Beirut and hosts internationally recognized coffee shops.

Get in[edit]

Ain El Mraiseh is just to the northwest of Downtown Beirut, beside the Beirut Marina. Walking is the easiest way to get there as it is not far at all.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Roller Skate along the wide smoothly paved seafront Corniche. At sunset the entire population heads towards the corniche to watch the sunset, so if you'd like some space to skate fast go there in the morning or late evening when the crowds disperse. The Corniche stretches for many kilometers and is absolutely perfect for skating especially because of the stunning view of the sea.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Casablanca, Ali Al Hout Building, Graham Street, +961 1 369 334. Open Tue-Sun noon-4PM, 8PM-midnight; closed Monday. A Beiruti native's gourmet paradise, this fusion restaurant serves up fresh fish and organic vegetables, so it is focused on the healthy and delicious. The setting is funky, colourful and the crowd extremely in. Sunday brunches are good, if a little overrated, especially in summer when the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean is open. Meal for two with wine: USD 70.
  • Hard Rock Café, Ein El Mreisseh, Iben sina street, Bayview Hotel Beirut (look for big red guitar statue), +961 1-373023, fax: +961 1-369079. 12AM-late.
  • Abou Sami Rest (Lebanese), Ain El Mreisseh, Choukry Ghanem str., +961 3 532891.
  • Café d'Orient (Lebanese), Ain Mreysseh Sea Road, Ain Mreysseh, Beirut, +961 1 366222.
  • Capmed (Lebanese), Ain El Mreisseh, Palm Beach Hotel, +961 1 372000.
  • Le Colonial (French), Ain Mreisseh, Palm Beach Hotel, +961 1 372000.
  • Cadmos Hotel Restaurant (Italian), Ain El Mreisseh, Cadmos Hotel, +961 1 366089. price=.
  • 2 Spaghetteria Italiana, Graham Street, Ain El Mreisseh, +961 1 363 487. Open daily 12noon-12midnight. Transport yourself to a Naples trattoria in this old-timer with fantastic views on the Corniche. Fresh pasta to die for and we can’t recommend the spaghetti alle vongole rosse enough. Try the fish at this Italian classic, which has become the haunt of more than one expat foreign journalist. Meal for two with wine: around USD 35.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Charles Hotel, Ain El Mraisseh, +961 1-362268, fax: +961 1-363244.
  • Cadmos Hotel, Ain El Mraisseh, +961 1-374890, fax: +961 1-374898.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • 2 InterContinental Phoenicia Hotel, Ain El Mraisseh/Minet El Hosn, +961 1-369100, fax: +961 1-369101, e-mail: . Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut is situated along the famous boardwalk, “Corniche” a few minutes from the city’s business and banking district, and the ever lively and entertaining city center. Beirut International Airport is only a few kilometers away.

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