Phone Access

There are 2 phone companies in Lebanon: Alfa and MTC touch. You can purchase their SIM card to access either of the 2 data networks. You will activate your phone by replacing it with the one in your phone. Make sure not to lose your original SIM card!

If you will be roaming on your own SIM card, there is no need to register your phone. Please call your service provider to purchase appropriate data plans prior to your travel.


Phone Access

Private security will be present throughout various events and activities. For further details, please refer to our FAQ's.


Travel VISAs

Passports and travel visas are required. Please make sure your passport is not expired! U.S. citizens can obtain a one-month visa on arrival at the Airport or other port of entry. Visas from the following countries are required: Brunei, Seychelles, Taiwan, Uruguay, and Vatican City. Palestinian and Israeli citizens or any other person who holds any passport bearing stamps, visas, or seals issued by Israel will likely be denied entry to the Republic of Lebanon and may be subject to arrest or detention for further inspection. People who have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are refused entry due to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Please see the visa requirements from the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security:
http://www.general-security.gov.lb/en/posts/37 and/or http://general-security.gov.lb/en/posts/38



Located about 5 miles south from the center of the city, the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is accessible from highway 51, Hafez El Asad. The hotel is a 20-minute drive at 10 kilometers away. Upon your arrival at the airport, a Four Seasons-appointed airport greeter will be present to assist you and escort you to the car. The Four Seasons desk is located just outside the airport's sliding doors once you have passed general security. You can contact the Four Seasons-appointed airport greeters at 961 70 008823. *We recognize that travel can be unpredictable. AGBU is not responsible for any cancelations and strongly encourages travel insurance.



The hotel's main entrance is located on the waterfront and can be accessed via BCD Mir Majid Arsalan. Limousine and car rentals can be arranged in advance through the Concierge and valet parking is offered 24 hours a day and is chargeable.



You may contact Kurban Travel at focus@kurbantravel.com to arrange meet & greet transportation to/from the airport for a discounted price.



If you will be using your smart phone, you can download the Uber app and check upfront fares before you book a ride. Payment is completely cashless and is done though the app when you sign up for an account and input your credit card information.



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