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Wedding

June 23, 2018

Ceremony begins 5:30 PM
Reception and party to follow at 6:30 PM

Formal attire. Men, suit and tie. Women, cocktail or long dresses. 


Blanchic
Baabdat, Lebanon

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Events

Welcome to Lebanon! Leading up to the wedding, we've organized a number of events for you to hang out with each other, discover Lebanon's nightlife and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Beirut. We'd love for you to join us! But feel free to plan your own adventure if you like. We only ask that you RSVP for the events that you plan on attending by using the form linked on this page.

 

Tours of Lebanon and Beirut

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Wednesday June 20 • Day

Cedars
Come join us on a tour of Lebanon’s Cedars, the national emblem of our country. On this tour in Bsharre, you will visit the hike in the Cedar reserve will follow where you be able to admire these majestic trees up close as well as learn about their history and significance to our country. Fun fact: cedrus libani has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. You will also have lunch before heading back to Beirut.

Timing: Buses will leave at 8:15am sharp. arrive 15 mins early
Location: Pickup is the parking lot in front of Martyrs Square Dress code: Casual. Shorts/jeans, t-shirts, outdoor shoes.

Downtown
Alternatively, join us on a walking tour of Downtown Beirut. On this tour you will see the Roman Baths, the Grand Serail, the Clock tower the Blue Mosque and Martyr's square without straying far from the city. You will also have lunch at the end of the . A great option if you want to stay local!

Timing: Tour starts at 8:30 am, arrive 10-15 minutes early
Location: Starting location is Martyrs Square 
Dress code: Casual. Shorts/jeans, t-shirts, outdoor shoes.

Pub Crawl

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Wednesday June 20 • Night


Experience the real street life of Beirut and join us for a night out in the Mar Mikhael district. Gentrified but grimy round the edges, this collection of streets is littered with art galleries, book stores, small streets, cafés, restaurants & bars. On summer nights this turns into one of the busiest areas and has something of an outdoor street party vibe. Plan to party, drink, listen to music and hang out until late night.

Timing: 11:30 pm onwards
Location: Junkyard in Mar Mikhael
Dress code: Smart casual. No sneakers, flip flops or shorts. Flats ok for women. 








 

Bekaa Valley

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Thursday June 21 • Day

Arguably one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas in the Middle East the Bekaa Valley is historically immersed in the diverse legacies of many ancient civilizations. Bekaa is covered with olive groves, cultivated wheat fields and large numbers of vineyards, figs and pomegranate trees. Come hungry and thirsty. 
 

Wine tasting and lunch
We will spend some time touring a popular winery followed by a Lebanese lunch at Farah's family's farm in the valley nearby.

Timing: 9am (wine tasting + lunch)
Location: There are 2 pickup locations for 9am buses: Movenpick Hotel, Martyrs Square
Dress code: Casual. Shorts/jeans and t-shirts for guys, sundresses/shorts and flats for women. 

Lunch only
If you prefer to skip the wine tasting and come only for lunch, here are the details.

Timing: 11:30am (lunch only)
Location: 1 pickup location for 11:30am buses: Movenpick Hotel
Dress code: Casual. Shorts/jeans and t-shirts for guys, sundresses/shorts and flats for women. 

Party Night

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Thursday June 21 •  Night

Beirut has long been the party capital of the region, from its swinging ’60s heyday as the playground of the international jet set scene to its modern reimagining as a party hub for the Middle East's young, trendy and carefree. Featuring rooftop, beach and sprawling city club parties all summer long - Beirut's nightlife scene won't disappoint. Join us for a great night out in the Beirut waterfront district! 

Timing: 10:30pm - 4am
Location: AHM club at the Beirut Waterfront
Price: Your name will be on the Farah & Ibrahim guest list for fast track entrance. There's a $22 cover charge at the door (includes a drink if you show up before 11:30) 
Dress code: Funky and chill. Don’t get super dressed up, think summer outdoor club (flats ok for women) 

 

Beach Day

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Friday June 22 •  Day

Whether you attended Thursday night's party or not you will need a day to relax by the pool and work on your tan before the wedding. Right on the outskirts of the city, come hang out , swim in the Mediterranean and recover your energy the day before the wedding. You can look forward to beach sports, music and a lot of sun. 

Timing: 11am
Location: There are 2 pickup locations for buses: Movenpick Hotel, Martyrs Square
Dress code: Beachwear, please bring towels as well

 

Wedding

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Saturday June 23 • 5:30pm

Join us for a ceremony followed by the reception, dinner and party! Please make sure you are at the pickup locations, buses will leave on time.

Timing: 4:30pm pickup, ceremony starts at 5:30pm sharp.
Location: There will be buses at these pickup locations, please be on time. Movenpick Hotel, Martyrs Square, Ramada Hotel, Mar Mitr Church
Dress Code: Formal attire (suits and ties for men, cocktail or long dresses for women)
Venue: Blanchic

 

Hotels

Beirut has a lot of choice when it comes to hotels and places to stay. We've chosen a few that we like below, and have negotiated rates with them. When you call to book just say you're coming for the wedding of Farah and Ibrahim. 

If you're interested in walking around and having a downtown experience, you will want to go with the Ramada. If you want a more lay-by-the pool kind of vacation then the Mövenpick is the better choice. Finally, if you want to stay at a luxury boutique hotel close to Beirut's nightlife then the Albergo is the way to go.

Ramada Downtown

Chateaubriand Street

 Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

+961 1 990 299

Mövenpick

General De Gaulle, near Raouche

Ra0uche Beirut, Lebanon

+961 1 869 666

Hotel Albergo

Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Street

Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon

+961 1 339 797

 

Airbnb 

We also highly recommend finding an Airbnb! There are some really amazing ones in Beirut,  offering beautiful old Arabic houses that make for a great living like a local feel. If you choose this, we recommend staying in the Mar MikhaelRaouche or Hamra areas for easy transportation and access.