Lebanon

Getting there
Fly from Dubai to Beirut with Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Middle East Airlines, from Dhs.1,108 return.

Visas
Most nationalities can enter for free. Citizens from most North African countries can obtain a free tourist visa provided they have a two-way travel ticket, a hotel reservation/place of residence and US$2,000.

Time
One hour behind the UAE.

Climate
Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers (20°C- 32°C) and cold, wet winters (10°C- 20°C). There is virtually no rain between June and August. Autumn and spring have more rainfall, but without the tourist crowds and humidity of summer.

Language
Arabic; French and English are widely spoken.

Currency
Lebanese Pound (LBP).
1,000 LBP = Dhs.2.
US dollars are commonly used.

Vaccinations
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies (for travellers interested in spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in rural areas) and Typhoid.

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