Be prepared to immerse yourself in history and architecture from eras including the Hellenistic and Roman periods, Medieval times, and from when the Ottomans ruled when you check out flights to Beirut. The capital of Lebanon is called the Paris of the Middle East, and for good reason. After you plane touches down at the Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY), you'll discover a city teeming with culture, recreation, and education. If your plane lands during the summer, you can head to one of Beirut's Mediterranean Sea beaches to enjoy the weather. Historical sites are everywhere, so you'll also have time for reflection as you wander among centuries-old buildings and ruins.
Once you've retrieved your luggage from baggage claim, it's time to make your way out of Rafic Hariri Airport and toward Beirut itself. There are many hotels near Rafic Hariri Airport and those closer to the city are perfect home bases for you to set out from. Some offer convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. Rental cars are available from a broad selection of top rental car agencies. You can also find taxis parked near the arrival gate, waiting to pick up passengers. It's best if you look for certified taxis that have an airport logo though, as their rates are authorized and unified. Of course, you can always hail a regular taxi and negotiate a price, though this may be tricky if you don't speak Arabic. As a best practice, it's a good idea to carry around a copy of your hotel name written in Arabic.
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