Travel, Lodgings & Visa


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Below are links to suggested hotels within a five minute walking distance to the Lebanese American University where the conference will be held. Mentioning that you are attending the conference will allow you to benefit from the exclusive rates given to Shamaa.

Corale Suites Hotel Hamra website or download the reservation form: click here

Crowne Plaza Hotel website or download the reservation form: click here



Weather and General Information

Fall (October-November) brings cool, crisp weather that is perfect for taking in Lebanon's rich historical treasures. Temperatures range from 5-20°C (40-68°F) in the mountains and from 15-28°C (60-85°F) on the coast. Since these months are outside the summer and winter high seasons, there will be fewer crowds and better deals on accommodations.


For the free afternoon, it is also recommended that you try Beirut Walking Tour, which will give you a complete tour of the city’s main attractions in one pleasant walk.
You will barely be able to walk 10 yards without spotting an ATM in Beirut, most of which dispense both US dollars and Lebanese lira. If you’re looking for money changers, there are plenty dotted all along Rue Hamra.


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