The Sporting Club is Beirut’s chilled beach resort with swimming pools, where you can relax in the sun for the day before crawling back to your hotel all tanned and beautiful. It has two pools and a plethora of restaurants, and even offers scuba-diving. Not much to look at – literally just a massive concrete promontory with two pools sunk into the middle surrounded by sun loungers – Sporting has a charm that the more avant-garde Beirutis seem to love. It’s well worth a trip on a sunny afternoon.
rnImage: Hani AlYousif“