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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...


Aley Suites Hotel: High Grades on Booking Deserved!

Hotels

March 18, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

While looking to book a hotel in Aley or any other destinations around be world, I got used to Booking.com, and when Booking.com gives a certain hotel a 10/10 rating and in this case, Aley Suites Hotel, it surely opens up my eyes; this is not a…

Al Safa Aley: The Shawarma is Awesome!

Recommended

April 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

Small or big, Lebanese bread or markouk, the famous sandwicheria of Aley works nonstop from the early hours of lunch until late at night. They come from all over the country for these sandwiches. I was here last year and now I was back again, nobody…

Contact Info: Al Safa Shawarma

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

Sandwiches

April 09, 2016 | Street Food | Lebanon

Last year while visiting Aley for a Mechwar episode, we passed by Abo Jad. The man behind the famous "Ya Wayli" and "Ma Terham" sandwiches. Meat, chicken, fatayel and a special shawarma once a week. Two men work here calmly while the sound of the…

Aley, Bride of the Mountains

Mechwar Videos

February 08, 2016 | Travel

Aley (Arabic: عاليه) is a city in  Lebanon. It is located 17 km uphill from Beirut on the Freeway that leads to Damascus. It is also the capital of the Aley District and fourth largest city and one of the most important cities in…

Kraydes: The Fish Restaurant of Aley

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

A kilometer after the start of Aley, next to Dunkin Donuts, is a restaurant called Kraydes or "shrimps". Behind a large glass facade and a huge sign written in Arabic is a restaurant specialized in everything fish. Inspired by the sea with white and…

Enjoying a Weekend at The Golden Tulip Lili's Aley

Hotels

September 25, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Last week while shooting an episode of ‘Mechwar’ in Aley, we were introduced to the Golden Tulip Hotel, which hosts a professional bowling arena, a beautiful pool, a gym and a restaurant. The hotel looked so neat and professional…

Contact Info: Golden Tulip Lili's

Phone Number: +961 5 564015

Address: Zahhar street, Abadiyeh, Aley [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 564015

Address: Zahhar street, Abadiyeh, Aley [ view ]

Souk El Akel: Aley's Adrenaline Goes Sky High

Events

September 19, 2015 | News

The more time goes by the more I learn about the intense 'joy for life' that exists in us Lebanese... In its third area in Aley, Souk El Akel is on fire... Or should I say grilling fire...and deliciously smoking aromas ... If you're lost for…

Matar: Homey Breakfast and Lunch in Aley

Breakfast & Coffee

September 18, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

Open for the last 30 years, Matar is a small place with three tables and a counter handled by Bahij Matar.  Touring around Aley, we were informed that foul is best enjoyed at Matar, a place that moved from Beirut, three decades ago.…

Al Kasr Restaurant, Aley

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 17, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

We were shooting the Aley Mechwar episode and Al Kasr was an important stop to show; a Lebanese restaurant up in Aley, the high-end nature of the restaurant is obvious, thanks to the two sculptures occupying the entrance. Two sculptures created by…

Contact Info: Al Kasr

Phone Number: +961 5 555 571

Address: Piscine Street, Aley, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 555 571

Address: Piscine Street, Aley, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel this Week in Aley

News

September 15, 2015 | Popular

This week, Souk el Akel will be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a good time with friends, nature…

Souk el Akel: Aley 2015

News

September 14, 2015 | Souk el Akel

After the success witnessed in Beirut, Brummana and Zouk, Souk el Akel will now be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a good time with friends, nature and definately…

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

Reviews

September 13, 2015 | Sandwiches | Lebanon

He is indeed special, special on all fronts, he is a man with principles, a man who refuses to sell French fries, who believes in freshness and good taste, a chef who creates amazing sandwiches.  His name is Abo Jad king of a restaurant…

Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

Recommended

September 11, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

I think it's time to publish a "Best Shawarma in Lebanon" post, especially after this craze that happened around Shawarma over the last few years. Shawarmanji started and others followed until the country was covered with hundreds of Shawarma joints…

Contact Info: Al Safa Shawarma

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Mechwar Bdadoun and the Surrounding villages

Mechwar Videos

June 25, 2015 | Travel | Lebanon

Mechwar takes you weekly to a new village in Lebanon, where tasty bites are discovered, enjoyed and shared. I was at Bdadoun, but this village didn't have enough details to share so I ended up extending my trip into neighboring towns like Wadi…

Al Sakhra: A Breathtaking View, Tasty Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Finishing our tour of Aley and after visiting the villages of Wadi Shahrour, Houmal, Bdadoun, Bsous, Souk el Ghareb and Aley here we are in Chemlan for lunch. Chemlan is a village up the mountain facing the airport and offering one of Lebanon's…

Contact Info: Al Sakhra (The Cliff House)

Phone Number: +961 5 270 369

Address: Chemlan, Aley, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 270 369

Address: Chemlan, Aley, Lebanon [ view ]

Yahia Rabiha Charafeddine: Fine Lawzieh From Aley

Tasty Discoveries

June 05, 2014 | Middle East

I was recently invited to a dinner party and all we talked about was 'food', and where to have the best 'this' and the best 'that'. I left with a long list of places to discover... One of which was Lawzieh at "Yahia Rabiha Charafeddine" in…

Lebanon's Tourism is Suffering... Wake Up People!

News

June 30, 2013 | Popular | Middle East

In a recent article in AFP, "Lebanon is reeling from the spillover of war in neighbouring Syria, with deadly sectarian clashes, elections postponed, the absence of a government and the influx of half a million refugees." Here's the article: Dia's…

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