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Aley city is situated on the west side of west mountains of Lebanon, where the Mediterranean sea is viewed, 17 kilometers far from the capital of Lebanon "Beirut", in which Beirut-Damascus highway passes through that connects between the two capitals. It is 800-900 meters above sea surface, for this it is distinguished for being near to Beirut, and in the same time it has a moderate climate in winter and summer time.


The name Aley goes back to the Aramaic language and means “the high place.” Despite evidence of a long history, as revealed in the ancient burial sites carved into the rocks that are found there, Aley remained a small, insignificant village until the beginning of the twentieth century. It did not gain prominence until the railroad linking Beirut to Damascus was built between 1892 and 1895 and passed through it. The new, easy means of transportation attracted the people of Beirut , more and more, to spend their summer months in Aley and enjoy its pleasant climate. Since then, Aley has become one of the most popular summer resorts of Mount Lebanon and the choice vacation spot for many Arab dignitaries.

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