1. Accommodation and Venue of the meeting
1.1. Meeting venue:
The meeting will be held at UNDP-RBAS Regional Programme Division Office located in Beirut.
Block (02A) – 2nd Floor
1.2. Arrival and Departure:
Participants are expected to arrive on 14 February and depart on 17 February 2016 unless additional nights are required by travel constraints.
Please be advised that the hotel rooms are available for guest check-in after 14:00 hrs. Guests arriving earlier will be checked in as soon as rooms become available. Consideration for checkout extensions later than 12:00 noon can only be confirmed on the date of departure.
1.3. Hotel Accommodation:
Rooms have been reserved for participants at Markazia Suites.
UNDP will cover participants’ accommodation for 3 nights from 14 till 16 February, 2016 unless additional nights are required by travel constraints.
Participants are kindly requested to cover extra expenses incurred during their stay such as mini-bar, alcohol, telephone calls, laundry, business center, spa, etc.
1.4. Extra Meals
Participants can dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants. UNDP will cover the extra meals for up to USD 45.00 per meal (Lunch and/or dinner). Should the value of the meal exceed the mentioned amount, the extra charges will be added to your personal bill. Alcohol, tobacco and shisha are not covered. Also note that lunch and dinner will take place outside the hotel on 15-16 February 2016.
2. Travel/ Admin Requirements
2.1. Visa Formalities:
Participants traveling with national passports from non exempt countries should obtain a visa prior to commencing travel to Beirut. Kindly consult the Embassy of Lebanon on visa requirements.
UNDP is arranging for participants airport pick-up and drop-off.
3.1. Fax/ E-mail/Printing
Accessibility to Fax/e-mail and printing of documents is available at UNDP-RBAS Office.
The voltage in Lebanon is 220-240 Volts. The majority outlets accept one type of plug with two round style pins. If you travel to Lebanon with a device that does not accept 220-240 Volts, you will need a voltage converter. Although most laptops are designed for travellers and auto-sense and auto-switch between 110 and 240 volts, participants need to check for this capability before bringing their equipment to Lebanon. If a laptop does not have the right plug, you will also need to bring a plug adapter.
3.3. Currency and Exchange Rate
Exchange rate: US$ 1.00 = LBP 1513.50
Visa, Master Card & American Express are widely used in Lebanon.
You can follow weather updates on Lebanon by clicking the below link:
4. Emergency contact numbers:
4.1. Local emergency contacts
• Police 112
• First Aid & Ambulance service: 140