Manara is in Beirut. Its name means the "Tip of Beirut" and is a residential neighborhood.
It has a mixed population of Christians, Muslims, Druze, and secular individuals. Ras Beirut is home to some of Beirut's historically prominent families. Included in the area are a number of international schools and universities, including the American University of Beirut (AUB) and International College Beirut (IC).
Hamra Street is famous for its sidewalk cafes, elegant restaurants, old-fashioned boutiques, and cinemas. Traditionally, Ras Beirut cafés are places for the educated elite of the Lebanese people
- 1 Beirut lighthouse (Manara) (المنارة الجديدة), ☏ . Here you can watch the surf or sunset, have a coffee, and view the red-and-white-striped lighthouse.
- 2 Corniche El Manara. Continuation of the corniche from the port area.
- 1 Sporting Club Beach, ☏ . Swimming pools and even a tidal pool basin for saltwater swimming right on the sea.
- 1 Taj el Moulouk (pastry shop), ☏ . You can really go wild on some baklava and other pastries here. Another highlight is the Ashta, or clotted cream, an Arabic specialty. It probably tastes better than it sounds.
- 1 Bella Riva (Suite Hotel), Caracas Str., Manara, ☏ , , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2 Mediterranée Hotel (4 stars), Chourani st., Charles De Gaulle Avenue, Manara, Beirut, ☏ , fax: . US$78.
- Riviera Hotel (4 stars), Avenue de Paris, Corniche El Manara, ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. US$150.