Among the ruins of Beirut's civil war, a new city has risen of smart restaurants, bars and ultra-chic clubs. Revellers can dance on top of a tank full of piranha fish in one, while in another they can sit in coffin-shaped seats swigging champagne. Tourists are flocking back as Lebanon embraces tourism in a big way, with visitors flocking in from the Gulf states. Just about every international hotel chain is now scrambling for space on the city's waterfront. The Business 22/01/06 page 15

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