How do I call to and from Lebanon?
All you have to do is dial the country code which is (+961)
Then the area code which could be a cell phone ( 03 - 70 - 71 - 76 ) or a regular land line for all districts
- 01 - Beirut
- 04 - Metn
- 05 - Mount Lebanon
- 06 - North
- 07 - South
- 08 - Beqaa
- 09 - Kesrwan
Accompanied by 6 digital numbers at the end
Ex + 961- 1 - 343283
+ 961- 3- 343283
Can I request reimbursement of VAT?
You can simply ask for the VTA application in all the shops that have a VAT agreement, in order to reimburse it at the airport, for a 100 us dollars of a minimum amount.
Is tipping mandatory? What are the rules for tipping?
Tipping isn't really mandatory, but to be expected indeed as for 10% minimum at what the client wishes to offer.
How much money do I need for my stay?
Lebanon is a great value destination. Although Lebanon's best restaurants and hotels are comparable in price to Europe and North America but you can still live very well for 100$ a day staying in dorms in hostels and living on Shawarma.
where can I exchange foreign currency?
In exchange offices which are spread in main streets everywhere in Lebanon and at the airport.
what is the currency in Lebanon?
The currency in Lebanon is Lebanese Lira, but U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, and Euros are accepted mainly in touristic places.