My Big Fat Lebanese New Year’s Eve


From jovial street festivals to fancy parties and concerts by superstars, Lebanon greeted 2013 with one serious bang! In the pubs and bars lining Uruguay Street and the areas of Gemmayzeh and Hamra, as well as on the mountain tops of Faraya and Faqra, people were drinking champaign well into the night and bar hopping with friends and strangers alike. The country partied it up at some fantastic shindigs in Iris,  MAD, Palais and a totally wild night at LIFE.  The quieter type chose to ring in the new year at the lovely Phoenicia Hotel’s many restaurants. Others at the Phoenicia celebrated with a star-studded bash. That could only compete with the  sensational shows that were going on down the street at Biel, one featuring Maya Diab and Ragheb Alama and the other with Haifa Wehbe and Assi El Hellani.

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