Dalieh Archive

  • Beirut’s stolen coast and the growing fight to get it back

    In The Beirut Report, 23rd November 2016 Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut’s natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and turned into concrete marinas for private resorts.   What’s particularly interesting about the video is that it uses maps […]

  • Latest from the Dalieh: Raouche rocks to become protected natural site (Lebanon)

    By Mazin Sidahmed| Re-post from the Daily Star BEIRUT: The Environment Ministry is in the process of making Beirut’s landmark Raouche rocks a “natural site,” Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk said during the launching of a new marine biodiversity report Tuesday. “The ministry is working on a project to specify and characterize […]

  • How to access the natural shore of Beirut? (video)

    A wonderful short clip made by Nahnoo, a “non-sectarian and non-partisan youth-led organization“, as part of a campaign to protect the public coast in Beirut and bring it back to the public.

  • Revisiting Dalieh: Calling for future visions along Beirut’s coast

    The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR) has put together a very creative short film to promote its campaign! It is part of a fundraising for its open ideas competition for the future of the Dalieh. The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR), also […]

  • Police raze Beirut fishermen homes

    Reclaim the Sea has been following closely the developments around the story of the Dalieh, the last section of the seashore in Beirut which has not been privatized. Only a few days ago, RTS re-posted the story of the fishermen of Raouché and the difficulties they face as there is […]

  • The Fishermen of Raouché (Lebanon)

    A beautiful but sad description about the difficulties faced by the last remaining fishers of Raouché, an unspoilt part of Beirut’s coastline defined by natural rock formations that protrude from the sea like two white beacons. Raouché is part of the Daliyeh (Dalieh), a small peninsula and one of the few remaining public spaces […]

  • Lebanon’s Kurdish community reclaim the Dalieh

    This is a blog post combining two articles by Habib Battah on Beirut Report. The two original articles can be found here and here. The photos used are also from Battah’s articles. As is custom, the Persian holiday of Nowruz was planned to be celebrated on the 21st of March […]

  • Activists sue state over coast privatization (Beirut)

    By Habib Battah, in Beirut Report.   Activists alleged that the state has illegally provided tens of thousands of square meters of public shoreline to well-connected investors. The move paves the way for the creation of at least five new massive resort projects on the last stretch of undeveloped coast in […]


    Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut has been witnessing the gradual disappearance of coastal lands accessed by the public. This has been happening through a legalization of the de-facto privatization of the coastal line that occurred even before the war years. More recently, this could also be seen […]

  • The Fencing of Dalieh (Lebanon)

    You can find more about this on this previous post. The creative people at 5Ampere have just come up with this striking piece of protest art. The caption reads: “A country that is worth 10 Liras” Of course this relates to very real fencing of Dalieh, the rocky promontory near the famous […]