The Most Significant Things That Happened In Lebanon In 2016

2016 has been quite the year for . We thought we’d recap the year with the most significant things that happened in in 2016. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are all positive, though. We wanted to include everything that happened.


Most Significant Things That Happened in in 2016

#1 Jan 25: American University of turns 150 years old

On January 25th, AUB marked its 150th anniversary.

#2 February 4: Tourism board publish Rise Above video


On February 4th, the tourism board published the widely shared Rise Above video. The video shows shots from all of taken from drones and helicopters (thanks to the ). Over 1.8 million people watched the video.



2 more Rise Above Lebanon videos released for the North and South of Lebanon.


#3 April 22: Madinati announced candidates in election

April 22nd, Madinati announced its list of candidates for the municipal elections in the capital, promising to implement a progressive agenda to lowers rents and reclaim public spaces. They lost with ~40% of the votes

#4 June 5: is the first Lebanese city to get a bike lane

becomes the first city in to add a dedicated bike lane. It’s 3km long. It was inaugurated on June 3rd, 2016.


#5 July 7: ranked one of the best cities in the world

On July 7th, + Leisure released their list of the best cities in the world for 2016. made the list at position 12.

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