Car rental companies provide both self-driven cars and cars with driver services. Please contact the organizers for the official car rental dealerships.
Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and major restaurants and shops.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at any bank. The monetary unit in Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP), and the exchange rate is pegged at US$ 1 = LBP 1,500.
US dollars are accepted everywhere to the point of being interchangeable with the Lebanese Pound.
The international dialing code for Lebanon is +961
The Time Zone in Lebanon is GMT + 2 hrs (GMT + 3 hrs from April 1 to October 1)
Beirut offers a number of international-standard hotels, as well as budget hotels offering affordable accommodation.
Passports & Visa Requirements
Most foreign visitors to Lebanon need a valid entry visa to the country. Many visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Lebanese airport/border (see the list of countries below) while others should apply through the Lebanese Embassy in their country of residence before traveling.
- Citizens of the following countries are granted a 1-month direct entry visa at the airport/border:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Andorra, Japan, South Korea, Cyprus, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Malta, Iceland, Chile, Brazil, Argentine, Venezuela, Mexico, China, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Liechtenstein and Turkey.
- All citizens of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries), Jordan, and Syria are granted a 3-month renewable direct entry visa at the airport/border. This also applies to businesspeople from Egypt and Iraq.
By resolution of the Arab League, no Arab state recognizes the validity of a passport containing an Israeli stamp.
For more details, please contact the organizer.
The official weekend in Lebanon is Saturday and Sunday for most businesses.
Banks are open from 8:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m Mondays to Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m on Saturdays.
Beirut International Airport is easily accessible as major airlines serve Beirut with frequent flights. A wide selection of international hotels is available to exhibitors through specially negotiated travel packages.