The city of Jbeil was elected by Arab tourism ministers of the Arab Council of Tourism as the 2016 Arab Tourism Capital.
The title recognizes the efforts Jbeil has made to attract new visitors and officials hope it will draw even more to the historic Lebanese city. Over the past few years, Jbeil has become a major economic hub and tourist destination. People from across Lebanon and the Arab world visit the city, one of world’s oldest. Its new title crowns a series of efforts made by its citizens and municipality..
But Jbeil did not gain its current reputation overnight. The city’s costal location and its mixture of traditional and modern attractions contribute to its appeal. In addition to the Byblos ruins, the city has become known for its refined seafront restaurants and vibrant nightlife.