Beirut - The Paris of the Middle East One of the oldest cities in the world, Beirut has bee inhabited for more than 5000 years. The English name Beirut is an early transcription of the Arabic name Bayrūt. The Arabic name derives from Phoenician Berot or Birut. This was a modification of the Canaanite and Phoenician word be’rot, meaning “The wells”, in reference to the city's water table. Our Beirut city silhouette includes: - Marina Towers - Al-Majidyyeh Mosque - Place de l'etoile - Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral - St. Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Mohamed Al Amin Mosque - Sama - Les Domes Des Sursock - Skygate - Quasar Saifi 450 - Place Pasteur - National Museum of Beirut - Credit Libanais Tower - FourtyFour . Designed in London, exclusively by Siluet - City Silhouettes.