Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world, and one that has had a fascinating, and difficult history. The city has a beautiful setting, as a peninsula jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Lebanon mountains. Beirut has been in the process of reconstruction and is regarded as a major cultural, intellectual, and commercial center. The seaside setting makes for some lovely running in Beirut, and there is a growing running scene in the city.
The signature run in Beirut is the seaside promenade known as the Corniche, which runs nearly 5 km from Zeituna Bay to the Raouche Rocks. Another pleasant waterfront run is along the Dbayeh marina, about 10 km north of the city center. For a green oasis, there are lovely paths in Horsh Park, near the National Museum. You can also create your own run around the revitalized Central Business District and adjoining downtown area, around Zeituna Bay.
There are some buses in Beirut, and a bike share system was recently introduced.