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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!
May 16, 2018

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

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Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

French

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy the sunset and great music. Sydney’s is where my wife and…

Contact Info: Sydney's

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

American

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (commonly known as Cane’s) is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, that was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Todd Graves and Craig Silvey on August 26, 1996. While company…

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Burgers

May 13, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Five Guys is a family business started by the Murrell family and, as the name suggests, includes five sons, the “five guys.” With its first opening 30 years ago near Washington DC, Five Guys has since grown to be one of the most popular…

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News

May 13, 2018 | Lebanon

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme dans la région. L’architecture de l’Ecolodge s’inspire des anciennes techniques de construction libanaises…

InaBox: Bringing Home Cooking back in Style!

News

May 13, 2018 | Popular | Middle East

InaBox: Cook mouthwatering step by step recipes with pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your doorstep! Order what you fancy to cook from our community chefs weekly 10 recipe menu. Receive Washed, Chopped & Prepped Ingredients…

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

American

May 01, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

I was first introduced to IHOP, last year, during my annual trip to New York. American style, the diner serves a hearty breakfast as you see it in American movies. I remember it to be tasty but unfortunately dirty which was not the case in Beirut.…

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to Kuwait and reconfirmed while having lunch this week. Dar Hamad is Kuwait’s excellent dining restaurant in a casual ambiance…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Issa: Foul, Fatteh, Msabbaha and Hummus for Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Located behind the Arab university, Issa has been serving foul and hummus for as long as Beirut remembers. Staff smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk, news loudly broadcasted on the television, in a calm, dull ambiance. Two owners sitting at the…

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh vibes, soft music, professional service and super…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or have heard about it. I had the chance to go in…

Contact Info: Assaha Village

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Sultan Sawfar: The Grilled Birds Specialist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Back in 2014, I discovered a restaurant on the Sawfar-Bekaa highway, preparing the country’s tastiest and juiciest birds. It’s where birds are prepared with care and much love, caressed on the grill, wrapped with bread and served a dozen…

I Feel Home at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City

Hotels

April 29, 2018 | Reviews | GCC

I feel home at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City and let me tell you why; I feel good because I’ve been here two times already, welcomed with class, respected and pampered without feeling harassed by the staff you see at luxurious hotels. A superb…

Contact Info: Radisson Blu, Kuwait

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

In The Morning at The Radisson Blu Kuwait City: Memorable and Unique!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 29, 2018 | Hotels | GCC

Believe me; I’ve been to breakfasts! Some are charming, romantic and calm. Others are luxurious with a fine-dining style. I’ve experienced endless choices where the buffet serves cooked chicken, sushi and meat. All combined, the…

Contact Info: Radisson Blu, Kuwait

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2567 3000

Address: Al Bida Al Taawoon Street, Salwa, 13122, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Flying Qatar Airways From Beirut to Muscat Oman and Back: Experiencing Two Classes

Airlines

April 29, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Even though I flew Qatar Airways in the past, it came to my attention that no review was published on NoGarlicNoOnions yet; flying from Beirut to Muscat-Oman through Doha, it was time to write my first review. Economy from Beirut to Doha,…

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories

April 24, 2018 | Lebanon

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest walnut orchards in the country. It is trees and green for as far as the eye can see! In between the trees, you’ll find 3 white…

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

Mechwar Videos

April 15, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

The city of Bourj Hammoud is located on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, 2 km east of central Beirut. Bourj Hammoud has been an independent municipality since 1952 and is a member of the Metn-North group of…

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events

April 13, 2018 | News | Lebanon

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in Lebanon, Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one of…

Muscat’s Airport Beautiful Primeclass Business Lounge

Airports

April 10, 2018 | Travel | GCC

With its high ceiling and long glass facades, Muscat’s business lounge is an impressive masterpiece where luxury and style blend together. It looks and feels like the reception of a five stars hotel, spread on hundreds of square meters and…

Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud

Events

April 10, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

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 Souk el Akel, a one of a kind event... See you in…

Semsom Oman: A Lebanese Escape in Muscat!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 10, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

I’ve been to Semsom Oman many times already, enjoying the experience and feeling like walking home! Today, I am trying the Muscat Grand Mall Branch. Located on the first floor, next to other casual restaurants, the restaurant’s main…

Contact Info: Semsom Muscat

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 398718

Address: Muscat Grand Mall, 1st floor, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 08, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

Traditionally Omani, Dukanah is a local restaurant transporting to the era of our ancestors. Build around a traditional local setup decorated with wood and clay walls; you feel the vibes of an old Omani house with its wooden tables relaxing sofas,…

Zehlawi: Homey Traditional Lebanese Cuisine in Oman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 03, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Lebanese and proud, a Lebanese concept newly open in Muscat, for a month only, has been serving flavors of our land and traditional recipes from Zahle. Charbel is born in 1976 written clearly on the menu: “Zehlawi since 1976”. A…

Ramada Hotel: Your Business Stay in Muscat

Hotels

April 03, 2018 | Reviews | GCC

Sleeping at The Ramada Muscat for the third time already, I could feel the improvement. A calm business hotel located in Al Shatti2, welcomes you in its wide rooms designed for working travelers coming back to sleep after a long days’ work.…

Contact Info: Ramada Qurum Beach

Phone Number: +968 24 603555

Address: Sarooj St Shatti Alqurum, Muscat 112, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 603555

Address: Sarooj St Shatti Alqurum, Muscat 112, Oman [ view ]

When The King Loses His Crown: Unprofessional, Unacceptable and Disgusting

Burgers

April 03, 2018 | Lebanon

What a shame!  When you send an sms every single week and flood your customers with ads, at least be ready for the orders! I believe the photos speak for themselves, a Big King XXL with barbecue sauce!! OMG! Since when? A chicken harder than…

Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 01, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

A restaurant entirely made of wood, too much wood looking like a cheap canteen, Karaz is a new Lebanese restaurant open in Muscat for the last two months or so. I didn’t feel the concept at first, too much wood, red and green colors like…

The New, State of The Art, Muscat International Airport is Now Open; The First Pictures

Airports

April 01, 2018 | News | GCC

I say "state of the art" because it really is one of the most beautiful airports I’ve been to; open for only five days, I had the honor, the pleasure and the chance to be one of the few to experience this fantastic structure built with style,…

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

Desserts & Sweets

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white powdered sugar on top. The first impression keeps you…

Superjumbo A380 Lands for the First Time in Beirut: Photos from Inside the Plane

Airlines

March 30, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Edition 100, of The world's largest plane, Airbus A380, landed at Rafik Hariri International airport on Thursday arriving from Dubai. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was an acknowledgment of the substantial passenger traffic…

Futuristic luxury pods provide the perfect view of the desert sky

Travel

March 28, 2018 | Middle East

In the heart of Jordan’s scenic Wadi Rum desert, known as the “Valley of the Moon”, there is an unusual luxury campsite. Made up of clear domes that provide 360-degree views of the night sky, the BubbleTree campsite’s unique…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Airports

March 20, 2018 | Travel | Middle East

Take a long corridor, pass security, follow another corridor, enter a small door and reach a big room surrounded by several rooms. An empty display fridge, dimmed lights, a scary room where a dozen employees shout like if they were playing hide and…

Di Fiori: For the Love of Pasta up in Kobayat

Italian

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

For the love of his country and surely for the love of pasta, Tony Zaher and after a long tour around the world's famous kitchens settled down in his hometown where he passionately prepares fresh pasta. The food is undoubtedly tastier than…

Contact Info: Di Fiori

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

Ghabat el Ozor, Akkar: One of Lebanon's Most Beautiful Places

Travel

March 17, 2018 | Lebanon

(Lebanon Untravelled) The largest of Lebanon forest, Kamouha forest stretches from Fnaideq to Akkar el Atika in the caza of Akkar . Kamouaa is considered as the largest forest in the middle east. The surrounding heights rise to 2,454 meters of…

Visit Cairo: City of Opposite Extremes and Endless Vibrant Discoveries

Travel

March 13, 2018 | Middle East

For some it’s too big, dirty or too crowded... for others it feels hot and is too rough; for me, Cairo is sexy, full of discoveries, enjoyable to travel to and inhabited with happy and fun people. On my fourth visit to Cairo in the last two…

Leila Cairo: OMG! Unacceptably Bad; A Shame for Lebanon

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Middle East

A dark and dimmed place, not enough lighting, an area feeling and looking old, no attention to details... Leila’s first impression is deceiving and doesn’t reflect the real sense of Lebanese hospitality and professionalism. After…

Street Eats: Sausages, Tacos and Burgers, Now in Faraya

News

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Street Eats is the newest destination for street food lovers and an unconventional hub for mingling and chilling at the heart of Faraya!

Movenpick Media City Cairo: The Dirtiest Breakfast Ever

Breakfast & Coffee

March 08, 2018 | Hotels | Middle East

A shameful place, nestled in a hotel using the Movenpick name and branding, a dirty and stinky space, unacceptable mistakes, cheap one-star hotels were ashamed to do. Welcome to breakfast at the Movenpick, where dirty tables, a dirty floor, dirty…

Contact Info: Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

The Movenpick Media City; Some Hotels Should be Avoided

Hotels

March 08, 2018 | Reviews | Middle East

When you book with a brand, you expect a minimum standard, the least of professionalism, attention, and service. When you arrive at a hotel with a broken sign, a lobby older than my grandpa’s age, an untrained staff and a restaurant with a…

Contact Info: Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Ghanem’s Fish Restaurant: A Traditional Street Eatery in Cairo

Fish & Seafood

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

In the heart of vibrant old Cairo, on the sidewalk where thousands of tourists pass every day is a street eatery called Ghanem. A small fish shop and a “Restaurant” like it’s written on the door. Santa Claus decorations left from…

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Middle East

One of the few Lebanese restaurants whiteout a mother brand in Lebanon, Tamara is known to serve delicious food from the land of the cedars. A wide space decorated with colorful glass, white tables and hundreds of chandeliers coming from the ceiling…

Breakfast at The Westin Cairo is Wonderful!

Breakfast & Coffee

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

A great hotel nestled in the middle of a green oasis, surrounded by a beautiful golf course proposes an amazing breakfast; the display, the choices, the music and fresh sunny spells coming from behind the glass facades are everything you need to…

Contact Info: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Enab: Superb Setup and Great Food, Proudly Lebanese in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

A Lebanese pride indeed, one of the most beautiful Lebanese restaurants I’ve seen and undoubtedly the most appealing Enab I’ve seen to date after visiting the stores in Dubai and Lebanon. A Lebanese house with a real Lebanese spirit,…

Contact Info: Enab Beirut Cairo

Phone Number: +20 2 26930444

Address: El-Madina El-Monawwara, Cairo Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 26930444

Address: El-Madina El-Monawwara, Cairo Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

The Westin Cairo: A Soothing Escape, A Great Hotel

Hotels

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

Located in the heart of an upscale area in Cairo, the Westin Katameya is a five stars hotel and resort that will transport you into another dimension like if you traveled to the Canary Islands and back. Excellent service, ample rooms, and tasty…

Contact Info: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Cairo International Airport, Terminal 2

Airports

March 08, 2018 | Travel | Middle East

After long years of waiting, Cairo’s Terminal 2 is now open. If you had the chance to discover Cairo’s Terminal 1 you’ll understand how great this news is! Very old and dirty with a tiny lounge area and a mediocre duty-free, it was…

Giant Airbus A380 to Land in Beirut for the First Time

Airlines

March 05, 2018 | Airports | Lebanon

29th of March: Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness! For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March.…

Edenberg: One Hell of a Burger up in Zgharta, a Beautiful Diner

American

February 22, 2018 | Burgers | Lebanon

When you reach the sign “I love Zgharta,” it’s where “Edenberg” is. “Eden” for Ehden, the village and “Berg” for burger. Edenberg is one of the most beautiful eateries I’ve seen, an…

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

Airports

February 12, 2018 | Travel | Lebanon

It’s been closed for a very long period for renovation, months of waiting to upscale this lounge which was in fact very wide but not classy enough. Now open for public, Beirut’s biggest lounge is the proof of a country continuously…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

French

February 11, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

On a beautiful Friday, down in Beirut, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying fresh sunny spells and a refreshing sea breathe, I felt transported into another dimension, like if I traveled to the St. Germain Street in Paris and back. A busy city, people…

Contact Info: Lily's

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

LE GRAY, BEIRUT AMONG TOP 25 LUXURY HOTELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Hotels

February 03, 2018 | News | Lebanon

Le Gray, Beirut has made it to the 25 top luxury hotels in the Middle East to win TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award. The Travellers' Choice award is the result of millions of reviews and opinions collected during the year from…

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to-do list for a long time now. Since the last time I visited, everything has changed for the better... Today's dinner was exceptional. One of the best…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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