What to do and see in Dbayeh, Lebanon: The Best Places and Tips

February 19, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Matn (Arabic: قضاء المتن‎, Qaḍāʾ al-Matn), sometimes spelled Metn, is a district (qadaa) in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon, east of the Lebanon's capital Beirut. The district capital is Jdeideh (followed to Jdeideh, Bouchrieh, El Sedd Municipality).
Restaurants in Dbayeh

1. Jeita Grotto

20 km North of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon +961-9-22-08-41-3
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5 based on 1 reviews

Jeita Grotto

Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.

Reviewed By Sandyman1 - London, United Kingdom

I would highly recommend visiting this place, it's like nothing you will have seen before. I loved going on the boat through the cave. It's something that just would not be allowed in the UK due to health and safety. It felt like a little adventure.

2. ABC shopping center

Dbayeh Highway, Dbayeh, Lebanon
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

ABC shopping center

Reviewed By umlaith - Oman

The Mall is well set out, clean and has most of what you want. I particularly liked the roof top food court. Great weather to relax and have some lunch or coffee.

3. Our Lady of Harissa

Jounieh, Lebanon +961 9 263 660
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4.5 based on 781 reviews

Our Lady of Harissa

Reviewed By binajimster

I visited Our Lady of Harissa with my family and enjoyed some quiet time. Church services were on so we could hear the singing. It isnt a place to be loud or allow kids to horse around. People visiting should be respectful as we saw the attendants approach a couple of people who were too loud.

4. Escape Games Beirut

Al Kassis Street | Al Kassis Bldg. 4th Floor, Antelias, Lebanon +961 76 333 587
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5 based on 21 reviews

Escape Games Beirut

ESCAPE GAMES BEIRUT is an interactive live brain teaser adventure; it is the new smart fun activity! You and your team are locked inside a REAL ROOM. Use your detective skills & deductive reasoning to unravel the mysteries, discover clues, solve puzzles and get out before you run out of time! We promise you an unforgettable and unique experience in any of our 6 different games!

Reviewed By Sarah W - Alicante, Spain

Games hare pretty hard.... if we just had a few more minutes we would of made it out in time. Crazy Chef go us... but we ll be back for more!

5. RUD Beauty Concept - Rabieh

Bayada Main Road | Bayada 11 Center, Er Rabie, Lebanon +961 81 777 101
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5 based on 2 reviews

RUD Beauty Concept - Rabieh

RUD spa offers a rich selection of beauty treatments including: Facial Treatments, Body Care Treatments, Relaxing & Detoxifying Body Treatments, Massages, Nails Treatments, Hair Removal (Laser and Waxing) and Makeup.

Reviewed By Charbel C

Luxurious SPA with a very nice and modern interior; visited today for massage and it was great experience with a professional and very lovely staff. Recommended ??

6. Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

Damascus Street | Saint Joseph University Campus of Innovation and Sport, Beirut, Lebanon +961 1 421 672
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5 based on 174 reviews

Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

mim is a private mineral museum in Beirut, Lebanon. It exhibits more than 1800 minerals, representing some 400 different species from over 70 countries. Created by nature itself, those works of art with their breathtaking aesthetics were formed in earth’s crust millions of years ago. Mr. Salim Edde has built up this collection starting 1997. You can discover pieces originating from a number of renowned collections --both old and more recent-- as well as from the major mining discoveries of our era. The mim collection is now considered to be one of the world's paramount private collections for the variety and quality of its minerals. A didactic circuit, accompanied by screens displaying films and scientific applications of mineralogy, will reveal a world of unsuspected marvels--priceless both from an aesthetic and scientific point of view. Mimodactylus libanensis “mimo”, the fossil of a pterodactyl is featured in a special wing. This one-of-a-kind complete specimen in the Middle-East was found in Lebanon. It is promoted by means of state-of-the-art modern techniques: a hologram, an auto-stereoscopic movie, a full-scale reconstitution and a game “fly with mimo” – an entertainment that delights children and adults. Moreover, mim hosts a thematic exhibition of 200 marine fossils. “Fish’n’Stone” was organized with the collaboration of Mémoire du Temps. Known throughout the world, those fossils were quarried in the Lebanese Mountains. The history of the fossil formation is shown through an animation that submerses you in the marine life – a time capsule that takes you in a journey to some 100 million of years ago.

Reviewed By Robert937 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Didn't know mother nature harbored so many treasures. Before visiting this museum I was only vaguely aware of the existence of minerals. Elements I remembered from chemics lessons at high school. However here a whole new perspective opened up: a huge variety of of over 1500 minerals are exhibited including radioactive ones! What happens in nature under the influence of temperature, pressure, water given time (millions of years).
There is a small collection of fossils as well, mainly from Mount Lebanon. Don't miss it, as the format is very instructive, participatory and pleasant.
Entrance fee 6000 Lebanese pounds (4 US$) Closed on Mondays
Location is some 200m from the National Museum.

7. Origami Academy

Facing Abc Head Offices, Dbayeh, Lebanon +961 76 440 660
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Origami Academy

Experience a world within worlds! Origami is home to a variety of educational and fun activities for children and adults. It is an exciting concept that offers kids, teenagers and adults hours of entertainment with educational, artistic and specially tailored activities. Each moment is an adventure at Origami and an opportunity to create your own world!

Reviewed By Christelle H

Origami is home to a variety of educational and fun activities for children and adults. It is an exciting concept that offers kids, teenagers and adults hours of entertainment with educational, artistic and specially tailored activities. Each moment is an adventure at Origami and an opportunity to create your own world!
DAILY FUN:
Your kids (ages 1 to 16) can walk in from 10am to 7pm any day of the week to enjoy a thrilling array of activities.
The daily fun includes arts and crafts; ceramics; painting; robotics; board games; sand table; puppet shows; story-telling; theatre; cinema; PlayStation 3; karaoke; planetarium; bungee trampoline; outdoor playground; animation; and much more! For your added convenience, kids are supervised by a team of professionals at all times.
Daily Walk-in Fees: 1 year old & younger- free of charge
1 to 3 years old- 10,000 LL (accompanied by an adult)
3 and older- 15,000 LL
Origami is a trendy, safe place that enriches kids' bodies, minds and souls.
COOL COURSES:
After school courses, with tailored programs, target different age groups. All classes are taught by experienced and specialized professionals.
Add some after school fun with:
• Dance and yoga classes exclusively taught by Caracalla Dance School
• Theatre classes for kids aged 5+
• Painting courses with art history
• Science lab classes with a variety of topics like robotics, lab experiments, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, etc…
• Music and music appreciation classes for children aged 3+
• Fashion and accessories design classes that are educational, fun, and nourish creativity
• Cooking classes with a tasty twist that includes basic cooking skills and cake making and decorating
• Ceramics and pottery classes that relax while molding creativity through an extensive choice of designs
• Creative arts and arts appreciation classes that cover a colorful spectrum of art forms
• Chess classes that enhance the mind, encourage strategic thinking and stimulate the intellect
• Clowning classes that liberate while enhancing self-expression through motion

Prices vary per class. Please ask for a detailed schedule of courses

SPECIAL THRILLS:
Origami always has something new going on! Special activities are offered depending on the season or holidays. Origami’s academy always keeps things fresh, exciting and relevant for you and your kids.
BIRTHDAY CHEER:
Origami is a fun, safe, hip and happening place for birthdays for kids aged 1 to 16.
At Origami you can make each birthday unique by choosing a main activity, themes and entertainment you want. We have the know-how and facilities to make it all happen.
Young kids can have fun to the max in our birthday room, outdoor playground or Amphitheatre. Tweens and teenagers can celebrate in style in our disco lounge, atelier, or cinema. Whatever you want, we have the ideal space for your kid's birthday party.
Different packages for birthdays and parties are available. For more information, please ask for the Birthday Brochure.
Origami is an art for life
At Origami, kids experience life to the fullest. Just as a sheet of paper can be folded to create many shapes, Origami is one place that provides different activities, experiences and opportunities.
Adult Courses
Origami offers a variety of courses specially tailored for adults, including yoga and dance (exclusively taught by Caracalla Dance School); Feng Shui; oenology; Japanese flower arrangement; painting; mosaic; photography; sculpture; fashion and accessories design; psychology and more.Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids and Outdoor Seating

8. National Museum of Beirut

Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon +961 1 426 703
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4.5 based on 948 reviews

National Museum of Beirut

Reviewed By Robert937 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Fine collection of old Greek and Roman art. Especially the mozaics, sculptures and reliëfs are of great quality and testament to artistic craftmanship.
The documentary about the history of the museum shows the efforts that were made by generations of Lebanese to preserve their history. They were able to salvage and restore a lot of the damage caused by the civil war in the 1970s and 80s.
The new section about funerary traditions -appropriately on show in the basement- is very worthwhile as well. Especially the colorful frescos in the tomb of Tyre with good explanations give you a good idea of how people imagine life after death.
All exhibits are presented in a modern way keeping text (in Arabic, French and English) to the minimum and giving full scope to study objects from different angles.
Take your time. It took me 3 and half hours to get through most of the collection.
Entrance fee 5000 Lebanese Pounds (just over 3 US$)

9. Churches of Harissa

Harissa, Jounieh, Lebanon
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Churches of Harissa

Reviewed By UNNIMAYA - Abu Dhabi UAE

This is one holy place with a beautiful view from high up in the Mountains. The modern church has a particularly impressive architecture and the atmosphere is special if you visit on a Sunday or on a day and time when the sermon and the choir is in progress

10. Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum

Jeita grotto road, Jitta, Lebanon +961 3 246 317
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3 based on 8 reviews

Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum

Containing more than 2000 species and over 5000 specimens of marine and wildlife, the Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum contains the largest collection of mummified sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, fossils, birds, reptiles, and mammals, in addition to a handful of unknown deep sea creatures from in and around the Mediterranean. The museum is a great destination for kids and families looking to explore the natural wonders of Lebanon. You will first encounter the predators that roam Lebanon's Forests from wolves and hyenas to foxes and badgers. Up next you will enter the forest showcasing all of Lebanon's birds, and after that the desert exhibit, where numerous reptiles dwell. Going even further you will witness the most elegant and mesmerizing of corals, sea stars, and sea shells. Last but not least, your jaws will be on the floor as you come face to face with over 40 shark species, dolphins, and hundreds of fish specimens of which you've never seen in your life, all found in the huge marine exhibit. For its distinguishable work, the museum has been Lebanon's most important Eco group, and works in collaboration with international and regional such as the Shark Trust, Shark Conservation Society, Oceanography De Monaco, and many others in order to study and protect marine and wildlife. The museum aims to spread knowledge and awareness through introducing visitors to the natural wonders of the Mediterranean basin in one single location.

Reviewed By Bassem T - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

I expected something different. It was boring although my kids enjoyed seeing all these stuffed animals. However the tour was rather expensive and boringI appreciate your feedback, and I'm glad your kids enjoyed it. we're working on adding more exhibits that are friendly and exciting for all ages

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