August 26th, 2011
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Despite being a major, cosmopolitan capital city, when it comes to finding your way around, Beirut operates on a unique and somewhat chaotic system: Street names are substituted with landmarks which may or may not have survived the city's many years of war.

But one young entrepreneur has a solution for Beirut - he has designed and produced the city's first comprehensive street atlas.

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  1. Maria

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    August 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
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    September 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  3. Mohammed

    Great idea, many cities in the Middle East need this, for example, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), really needs this because even though the streets are named and known, all of them don't have an official English transliteration which makes mapmakers do this on their own, and the street is always spelled differently from map to map.
    They are also nicknamed by popular names and almost no one knows the real name of many streets...

    September 6, 2011 at 4:38 am |
  4. Lindsay

    This is a wonderful idea! I am an expat living in Beirut and have had a lot of trouble trying to navigate the city. I just bought my own copy. It seems the young entrepreneurs are the only ones getting things done in Beirut! Great job Zawarib!

    September 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
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