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ARMENIANS IN LEBANON

The Armenians in Lebanon are Lebanese citizens of Armenian descent. Their presence in Lebanon goes back for centuries and form approximately 5% of the Lebanese population. History of Armenians in Lebanon Armenians first established contact with Lebanon when Tigranes the Great conquered Phoenicia from the Seleucids and made it part of his ...

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MAARAD STREET

MAARAD STREET Maarad Stree was conceived during the French Mandate  period as a central commercial street radiating from Etoile Square. Its arched façades were inspired by the ‘Rue de Rivoli’ in Paris. Construction Beirut Municipality developed plans to modernize the harbor and the city center. Plans were later updated during the ...

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RUE GOURAUD

Rue Gouraud is a mixed residential and commercial street in Gemmayzeh, a neighborhood in the Achrafieh district of Beirut. It is named after French General Henri Gouraud. Gemmayze, and Rue Gouraud specifically, is Beirut’s bohemian quarter, full of narrow streets and historic buildings from the French era. The neighborhood has been undergoing gentrification ...

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RUE WEYGAND

Rue Weygand is a street in Beirut’s Central Busiess District. Originally, the street was named Rue Nouvelle as it was a new thoroughfare constructed as part of a modernization plan in 1915. Upon its completion, the street was renamed after Maxime Weygand, the High Commissioner of French-mandated Syria and Lebanon who served from April ...

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MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES

Middle East Airlines – Air Liban S.A.L, more commonly known as Middle East Airlines (MEA), is the national  Lebanese carrier. It operates scheduled international flights to  Asia, Europe, the Middle East from its base at Rafic Hariri International Airport. History Middle East Airlines was founded on 31 May 1945 by Saeb Salam and ...

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