Beirut in June 2014?

Old Dec 18, 13, 3:15 pm
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Beirut in June 2014?

Just starting to plan some trips for 2014. One of them is a weekend in Beirut, arrive Thursday evening, leave Sunday evening.

Is June a good time to go? Average daily high is 28C/82F. Would this still be a comfortable time to go?
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Old Dec 18, 13, 3:35 pm
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A few bombings recently, but the UK travel advisory is still mostly 'green'.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/lebanon

Sound good?
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Old Dec 19, 13, 12:33 pm
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A lot can happen in Lebanon between today and next week, let alone June.
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Coastal areas will be humid but I guess you are used to that in Dubai and it will be immeasurably more comfortable Further inland and up in the mountains it will be fresher and cooler.

One of the (many) things I like about KSA is the dry desert heat. 55C is quite bearable if you're careful.

I imagine you've done your research so you know the areas to stay away from, both in BEY and the wider country. Are you escaping Ramadan ? It's not really an issue in BEY.

Take care. They certainly know how to party
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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:56 am
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I was there in early July. Had no issues with the heat/humidity. Actually found it much more pleasant than for example Rome at the time.
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Old Dec 23, 13, 5:54 am
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Anytime is a good time to visit; it just depends on what you like to do By June, the summer season will be in full swing and temperatures will in the high 20s/low 30s. I cannot really comment on the situation from now as things are always "exciting" in this part of the world and events tend to unravel in the blink of an eye :P :P
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Hows Beirut during the middle of the week in January?

I know, summer is best and so are the weekends, but its all I can swing. What are some good spots for Tues and Wed nights?
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Old Dec 26, 13, 4:45 am
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There is always something going on troyb. The Gemmayze area is always packed (lots of pubs and restaurants there). Hamra area (main Hamra street and a whole bunch of streets running perpendicular to Hamra street and Makdassi street) are also busy with more pubs and restaurants there. MoMos at Beirut Souks is always worth a visit. If we get a couple of good storms by the time you visit, you can always head up to the mountains for some skiing (if you're into that). The main slopes are about a 90 minute drive from Beirut. The city has a lot to offer and folks are more than happy to help whenever they can; just ask Enjoy your trip and happy holidays...
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Originally Posted by BEYFlyer View Post
There is always something going on troyb. The Gemmayze area is always packed (lots of pubs and restaurants there). Hamra area (main Hamra street and a whole bunch of streets running perpendicular to Hamra street and Makdassi street) are also busy with more pubs and restaurants there. MoMos at Beirut Souks is always worth a visit. If we get a couple of good storms by the time you visit, you can always head up to the mountains for some skiing (if you're into that). The main slopes are about a 90 minute drive from Beirut. The city has a lot to offer and folks are more than happy to help whenever they can; just ask Enjoy your trip and happy holidays...
Thanks BEYFlyer. I have a couple of friends who will be taking me around but I was curious if it will be a stretch to find a good time on those nights. Seems like it wont be. Being from NY, I can tell you that Tues and Wed nights are fairly dead, so it is good to hear there will be lots to do in BEY. Any club suggestions?
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Large explosion in BEY. BEYflyer you alright?
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Thanks for checking in on me stockmanjr. I am doing well and no one in my immediate/extended family has been harmed thankfully. Can't say the same for the 5 people (so far) that have lost their lives and 70+ injured in this senseless and cowardly act.
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Thanks for checking in on me stockmanjr. I am doing well and no one in my immediate/extended family has been harmed thankfully. Can't say the same for the 5 people (so far) that have lost their lives and 70+ injured in this senseless and cowardly act.
Be safe. Seeing the news unfold and getting flashbacks from the past. Can't believe they pulled this crap off again and in the same larger area. A shame that all this nonsense keeps costing people's life and pulling Lebanon down everytime it has just gotten back up again. Such a shame.
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So sad. It's amazing what some people will give themselves license to do in the name of their cause.

BTW, I couldn't pin-point from the reports the location of the blast. Anyone know the street & cross-street?
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Be safe. Seeing the news unfold and getting flashbacks from the past. Can't believe they pulled this crap off again and in the same larger area. A shame that all this nonsense keeps costing people's life and pulling Lebanon down everytime it has just gotten back up again. Such a shame.
Simply pieces of crap who keep themselves in business by keeping countries like Lebanon down in some absurd guise. I have other words but they aren't allowed on FT.
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So sad. It's amazing what some people will give themselves license to do in the name of their cause.

BTW, I couldn't pin-point from the reports the location of the blast. Anyone know the street & cross-street?
In front of the Hyatt construction site, http://goo.gl/maps/FutFM , 300 meteres from our hotel, the Phoenicia...
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