After last year’s enormous success the Mzaar Summer Festival is brought back to life!
Year after year, people from all over the world have gathered to celebrate this wonderful week of the Mzaar summer festival and has become the most anticipated event of the year! A cultural, social & annual festival for people of different ages and background to benefit from! This spectacular festival will include Concerts, DJ’s, Boutiques, Fashion shows, Furniture designers, Kids area, Food stands, Fireworks & Artist painters.
The festival will begin at the parking of Igloo, Ouyoune El Simane-Kfardebiane, on the 8th of August with shows, music, and exposition for children and will be opened from 9:00 am till 21:00 pm. Your kids will definitely be entertained and full of joy, as everything here will be dedicated to children.
The Mzaar summer festival will take place at Les Jardins Du Mzaar, also in Ouyoune El Simane-Kfardebiane, starting from August 12th till August 16th, 2015. Doors will be open daily from 12:00 pm. until 21:00 pm.
While the exposition will close at 21:00 pm, the food court will remain opened up until midnight. Fireworks will light up the skies on the 14th of August, at 20:30 pm and a big mass will be held on August 15th, at 11:30 am.
If you’ve missed the previous Mzaar Summer Festivals, be sure to clear your schedule this year because this is one event you wouldn’t want to miss!
Start planning your stay in Mzaar during the 2015 Summer Festival and book your rooms as soon as possible at the affordable rates below from SKILEB.com and don’t forget to share this experience of a lifetime with all those you love.
MzaarVille Chalets (4 nights):
Studio Chalet for 3: $1000
One-Bedroom Chalet for 4: $1500
Two-Bedroom Chalet for 6: $1800
Three-Bedroom Chalet for 8: $2200
Intercontinental Mzaar: (5 nights with breakfast):
What’s better than beating the summer heat with a splash of fun? To facilitate this, SKILEB.com has set us up with a windsurfing activity for this summer and is in favor of ages between 6 to 70 years old since this sport is a fun form of exercise that anyone of any age can enjoy.
This summer, the activity will take place in Bahsas which is situated in the Northern part of Lebanon and sessions are subject to be rescheduled depending on weather conditions. For only $50 per person, with coaching and equipment included, you can have your combination of sport and fun. Booking must be done a week in advance and cancellation 4 days in advance otherwise no refund will be made. Participants are required to bring a swimsuit, licra t-shirt and sun protection however if you do not own a Licra t-shirt, you can rent it for LPB5000. Also for LPB 15000, you can rent a helmet and a life jacket (the person renting the gear is responsible for any damage). Insurance, transportation and meals are fully the responsibility of the participant.
If you’re fearless when it comes to water, speed and swimming, then this is the right place for you!
Year after year the Mzaar Summer Festival keeps on growing and gaining popularity.
It has become a destination for mountain lovers not only from Lebanon but also from all over the world. The festival attracts different people with different ages so the whole family can participate. This Summer Festival, activities will include Concerts, DJ’s, Boutiques, Fashion shows, Furniture designers, Kids area, Food stands, Fireworks and Artist painters.
The events will take place at Les Jardins Du Mzaar, Ouyoune El Simane-Kfardebiane, starting August 10 till 15, 2013. Doors will be open daily from 12:00 pm. until 22:00 pm.
The amazing Fireworks will light up the mountains sky on August 14, at 20:30 pm. So make sure you don’t miss the fabulous show.
A big Mass will be served on the last day of the festival, August 15, at 11:30 am.
Don’t miss the opportunity of enjoying the cool weather and cool times. Book your rooms as soon as possible and enjoy 5 days of fun, delicious cuisine and comfortable accommodation with all members of your family and friends.
Several packages are planned to suit all your needs.
InterContinental Mzaar Hotel (with breakfast)
Standard double room: 5 nights for $1570
Deluxe double room: 5 nights for $2010
MzaarVille Chalets Studio chalet (sleeps 3): 5 nights for $1500
One bedroom chalet (sleeps 5): 5 nights for $2000
Two bedroom chalet (sleeps 5): 5 nights for $2000
Three bedroom chalet (sleeps 7): 5 nights for $2500
Family suites (sleeps 6): 5 nights for $2000
Family suites (sleeps 4): 5 nights for $1800
The Lodge Inn Faraya (with breakfast)
Standard double room: 5 nights for $550
Deluxe double room: 5 nights for $650
Premium double room: 5 nights for $750
Eleven Hotel (with breakfast)
Double room: 5 nights for $1100
Suite: 5 nights for $1750
Merab Hotel (with breakfast)
Double room: 5 nights for $650
Aux Cimes du Mzaar hotel (with breakfast)
Double room mountain view: 5 nights for $1100
Double room slopes view: 5 nights for $1300
Warde Suites (sleeps 4): 5 nights for $2250
It might not be ski season, but that doesn’t mean the mountains aren’t the best place for a relaxing and peaceful retreat. Come and spend your time off at the InterContinental Mzaar hotel spa resort. The spa has more than 1200 square meters of facilities waiting for you to take advantage of. Qualified and certified professionals are trained to ease every worry out of your mind and advise treatments specially made to match you and your needs. For booking and info.
Full body massage – 60min: This treatment gives maximum relaxation by loosening up of the body. Affusion massage – 30min: Massaged by two people while having fine rain of warm water surrounding you. Hydro massage – 20min: A progressive drainage produced by a series of jets directed onto areas of the body, relaxing muscles and joints. Facial massage – 35min: Release facial tension and help blood circulation. Body peeling – 25min: Natural peeling with massaging exfoliant creams to moisten the skin. Detox wrap – 35min: The whole body is covered with a layer of algae which replenishes the body’s minerals and revitalizes the skin.
Don’t forget to contact us for any information and deals for overnight packages at the resort. If spa treatments aren’t what your looking for for the summer, feel free to contact us for suggestions and latest activities and specials. Call +961.70.103222 or +961.70.211503 or email [email protected]
This summer, have your fun in the skies of Lebanon with these great activities. SKILEB offers you great summer activities for you whether you’re a tourist or a local looking for some summer fun. Bring your date, go for some family-fun, or ‘fly solo’ (pun intended!)… It’s all up to you! Check out our aerial activities below…
Radio Control Airplane Flying:
Have you ever had the dream of flying your own plane? Well now you can do so the safe and easy way with RC Lebanon Team through SKILEB.com!
Haven’t we all dreamed of running up a hill, spreading our arms and just fly? Well, we at SKILEB.com can make your dream come true!
Hot Air Ballooning:
Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of a hot air balloon flight over the Mzaar ski resort and among the clouds!
Beirut By Plane:
Explore the beauty of Beirut, Jounieh and Byblos from the sky along with its remarkable coastal skyline and iconic landmarks. This is a lifetime experience not to miss!
Check out our Early Bird Deals that will get you excited for Summer 2013. For your customized requests and tours, don’t hesitate to contact us on +961.70.103222 or +961.70.211503 or email us on [email protected].
Discounted Summer Chalets
Save 20% on your Studio Chalet booking at MzaarVille in August if you secure your booking before May 31st.
Deal expires on May 31, 2013.
InterContinental Spring Surprises
Enjoy unlimited relaxation and plenty of outdoor activities atInterContinental Mzaar resort this Spring. Special rates and discounts are available online.
Spring is here and that means it’s time for outdoor fun in the sun! Check out our Spring/Summer activities that you can book for your holidays and weekends…
Rappelling and Climbing:Spend a full day climbing and rappelling in the Tannourine Nature Reserve. This trip will bring you closer to Lebanese roots as you will see Lebanon’s nature from a different perspective.
Caving: Wade in chilly water while hiking, crawling, and sliding sideways through the Roueiss Cave in Akoura. Get exposed to Lebanon’s underground terrain and understand that these spaces are essential and very important to our environment so we must preserve them.
Paragliding: If you’ve ever had the dream of flying,we’re here to make that dream come true! Take off, accompanied by a professional instructor, from Harissa, and enjoy the ride as you see Lebanon from entirely new eyes.
For any questions or clarifications, call us at +961.70.103222 or +961.70.211503. You can also email us on [email protected]
Xclusive SARL presents The Red Carpet Classic Auto Festival 2013 at the Temple of Adonis Faqra with the collaboration of the Kfardebian Municipality. On April 6 and 7, skileb.com team enjoyed covering a classic car and fashion show at one of the most luxurious and at the same time historic locations in Lebanon. This event was sponsored by Infiniti and Chateau Ksara (Wine Tasting). The location was simply enchanting, as we were surrounded by the snow melting mountains of Kfardebian and the music rocked the skies for a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
About the organizers:
Xclusive SARL is an experienced Automotive Events and Media company that has been responsible for the most daring and creative automotive events in Lebanon. It is the company behind the fast growing “Arab Tuning” online magazine. Xclusive’s savoir-faire follows the company excellent relationship with drivers and owners of cars and motorcycles, in addition to a unique approach for topics and magazine articles.
After making my first turns on Lebanese snow seven years ago, I made a pledge to myself to return one day. After all, the chance to ski at the Middle East’s largest resort, Faraya-Mzaar, in the morning before swimming in the Mediterranean near Beirut in the afternoon is difficult to resist.
My second visit to this warm and friendly country was just as wonderful as the first. Despite the current troubles blighting neighbouring Syria, Lebanon is still considered a safe tourist destination by the Government.
This time around, I opted for a properly planned city/ski twin destination holiday, rather than just snatching a few hours on the coast.
Mzaar sits in a wind-protected section of Mount Lebanon, and the ski terrain altitude ranges from 6,069ft to 8,087ft.
There are nearly 50 miles of groomed pistes here, and the terrain, with far-reaching views over the Bekaa Valley, is mainly suited to beginners and intermediate skiers.
At the sushi bar inside my base, the Intercontinental Hotel at Faraya-Mzaar, I met Georges Salemeh, who has represented Lebanon at the Winter Olympics. I had first spotted him practising slalom turns on a steep pitch just behind the hotel.
‘You’re welcome to come and train with me if you’d like but my own track is hard and icy so you might want to sharpen your edges first,’ said Georges. I politely declined and instead asked what he thought of Mzaar’s slopes for locals and tourists.
‘They provide not just the best skiing in Lebanon, but the best in the Middle East,’ he replied.
While there are no shortage of good hotels in the Middle East, there simply cannot be many boasting private ski lift access from a sun-deck to the slopes. I would also recommend the Intercontinental for its spa and fine restaurants but, due to regular power cuts caused by fluctuating energy supplies from the government, I refused to use the hotel lifts. Anyway, using the stairs helps strengthen your ski legs.
One night I opted out of the hotel’s very good Lebanese buffet and headed to the nearby Le Montagnou restaurant, which specialises in… fondue. I suppose this must be a throwback to the days when the French occupied these parts and introduced some of their preferred mountain dishes.
I have to admit the four-cheese fondue and house specialty of fried eggs on halloumi cheese were up to Alpine standard.
After three days, which is plenty of time for an experienced skier, I moved on to the second phase of my adventure. I took the Intercontinental’s shuttle bus (it costs £30 for the 75-minutes journey) along pot-holed roads to Beirut.
My destination was the handsome Phoenicia Hotel, which is also part of the Intercontinental Group. The hotel, which has recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment to mark its 50th anniversary, overlooks the city’s famous boardwalk, the Beirut Corniche. The nearby harbour was full of the type of huge yachts more often seen moored in Cannes during the film festival season.
The Phoenicia’s suites and banqueting rooms have long played host to heads of state (both good and infamous), along with celebrities and discerning tourists from all corners of the globe. The opulent, ground-floor lounge is still one of Beirut’s most popular meeting places – it is always busy with locals gossiping over a late-morning coffee, businessmen cutting deals over lunch and tourists enjoying an aperitif.
I could have happily whiled away my two days and nights exploring the Phoenicia’s world-class spa, choice of superb restaurants and shops, not to mention the finest collection of rare whiskies from all over the world that I have ever seen. However, I was here to savour the whole city, so I hired a guide who organised a lightning tour.
The itinerary included visits to the National Museum of Lebanon, which houses the sarcophagus of the ancient Phoenician king Ahiram; a shopping area dubbed ‘the Greenwich Village of Beirut’ due to its wealth of chic boutiques; and places of worship, including the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.
At lunchtime, we headed for the superb organic restaurant Al Tawleh, where fresh mezze dishes such as white and green bean salads, houmous with cress, onion, rocket and beetroot, and sausages stuffed with de-thorned thistles from the Lebanese mountains delighted our tastebuds. All these were washed down with some heavenly Bekaa Valley wines.
Beirut is packed with romanticlooking streets adorned with enticing pavement cafes, food markets, high-end boutiques and art galleries.
At night, the city comes alive once more, as live music is played in a host of bars and clubs.
The highlight of my trip, however, was having dinner at the Al Falamanki restaurant. This is where a real cross-section of Lebanese society convenes for games of cards, and to listen to gentle music while drinking delicious Lebanese wine and eating a stream of Mediterranean delicacies. Simply brilliant. Until the mid-Seventies when Lebanon was plunged into civil war, Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. I’m glad to say it has deservedly reclaimed its title.