From nudist beach parties and wild bashes hosted cute the likes of Lebanon Hilton, to gay clubs, gambling and showgirls, Beirut is rapidly earning a reputation as the sin city of the Middle East.
Lebanon has seen it cute Four years ago, Beirut's seaside Riviera Hotel saw an assassination attempt targeting a leading anti-Syrian minister.
Sin city of the Middle East
A record one million-plus tourists visited Lebanon last month alone, according to the tourism ministry, which is expecting more than two million tourists by the end ofa figure roughly equivalent to half the country's population. Many of those flocking to Beirut are Lebanese expatriates, but Arab nationals have also arrived en masse to take advantage of Lebanon's glamorous nightlife and glitzy shows like "Hot Legs" at the Casino du Liban, featuring "striptease-style dances", according to the casino's website.
While Lebanon often flirts with the borderline of civil war nudist sectarian strife in May resulted in the deaths of more than people -- any sign of a political detente is quickly followed by a boom in tourism. Sami, 30, flew in from Germany for a brief reprieve this summer, which he says nudist out to be more exhausting than he had anticipated.
Nursing sunburn, he described how he had negotiated his way bangladeshisexbook scowling bouncers into Sky Bar, dubbed the hottest club in Beirut, before stopping at a hour eatery for grandson fucking grandma at 3: It's just one big non-stop party.
While Yasmine and Sami represent an emerging face of Beirut -- a hedonists' haven where spirits run as high as the heels -- others are less enthusiastic.