Category: Middle East

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Detailed guide for how to get from Beirut airport to the city centre

How to get from Beirut airport to the city centre

Lebanon’s main international airport is the “Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport” (BEY), located around 9 km (5.6 miles) south from downtown Beirut. It takes around 15 minutes by taxi to get from Beirut airport to the city centre. This is currently the main way to reach downtown Beirut from the airport as there is no public ...
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Our guide about gay life in Lebanon and whether it safe for gay travellers

Gay Lebanon: is it safe for gay travellers?

Lebanon is one of the most liberal, progressive and gay friendly countries in the Arab world. However, this is by Arabic standards. In other words, being gay in Lebanon won’t get you arrested with risk of death as it would in say, Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Iran, and neither is it as restrictive as in Dubai ...
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Gay Beirut a complete guide for travellers to Lebanon

Gay Beirut: travel guide to the best gay bars, hotels and hammams

Lebanon is one of the most liberal, progressive and gay friendly places in the Arab world. This is saying a lot for a country where homosexuality is still a crime. However, by comparison to its Arab neighbours, Beirut has the best (albeit quite underground) gay scene, including one of the largest gay clubs in the ...
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Is Abu Dhabi safe for gay travellers?

Gay Abu Dhabi: is it safe for gay travellers?

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and second most populous city in the UAE after Dubai. Initially, Abu Dhabi began as a magnet for the oil industry, but over the last decade, it grew massively in popularity as a tourist destination. Abu Dhabi is on the whole, a safe destination to visit, but ...
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