Nabil Debs and his wife, Zoe, left the comfort of Europe for the chaos of Beirut. Together, they recently opened Arthaus boutique hotel, which celebrates their love of art and their fascination with the Bauhaus movement. We spoke to the couple to hear about their beautiful journey.
Four months after the catastrophic blast that rocked the capital, a group of volunteers has come together to create the Beirut City of Life initiative. We learn more about how the project began and the month-long program of events.
In the days following the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanese-British businessman Eddie El Lamaa decided to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross by cycling 4,200 kilometers from London to Beirut. We learn more about his 40-day adventure and what kept him going.
- Religious Tourism
Religious anthropologist, researcher and founder of NEOS Tourism consultancy Nour Farra-Haddad takes us to an Armenian landmark in Downtown Beirut. There, we pray for peace, for the victims of the Beirut blast, and we stand in solidarity with the Armenian community.
Born in Beirut in 1971, Gregory Buchakjian has spent years researching the heritage homes of the capital. Here, he talks candidly about the terrible aftermath of the Beirut explosion, the challenges being faced and shares his personal thoughts about the tragedy.
Tom Young is no stranger to Lebanon. Having spent more than a decade living and working in Beirut, the respected British artist has developed a deep emotional connection to the country. We learn more about his journey through his incredibly moving and inspiring works of art.
On 13 September, 40 days of mourning after the horrific blast that shook the Lebanese capital, Electronic Labor Day (ELD), Beatport ReConnect, together with the international electronic music community, will join forces to present “For Beirut.”
Beirut remains on our minds and in our hearts. Support local NGOs and initiatives in their efforts to bring comfort to those most affected by the explosion by making a purchase from this list.
The explosion at the port of Beirut had a massive impact on commercial property in the capital, particularly on restaurants, bars and hotels. However, in the face of adversity, Le Gray Beirut — one of the country’s most loved hotels — has made a big statement in the best way it knows how: through art. Rita Saad, Le Gray’s director of marketing and public relations, gives us the lowdown.
In this poignant visual reminder, photography enthusiast and Beirut resident Antonio Haber shares a collection of images taken before and after the explosion that changed our lives forever.