Born in the village of Aley, Emile Ayache is a sculptor of international acclaim. He is the artist behind the magnificent bronze statue of Emir Majid Arslan, hero of Independence.
Hayat Arslan is one of Lebanon’s most admired activists, a leading campaigner for social justice and equality. She is also the curator of the Emir Faisal Arslan Museum and the Princess Diala Library.
Educator, lawyer and poet, Issam Al Aridi was born in the village of Baissour. He is a master of Arabic literature, the author of several books.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kamal Shouhayib was born in the village of Aley, before migrating to Michigan, USA. He retains strong ties with his hometown.
As a child, Mounir Maasri, the acclaimed international actor and director, watched movies in Aley’s Cinema Subh and dreamed of one day emblazing the silver screen.
One of the world’s greatest flutists, Nadim Dlaikan grew up in the village of Aley, before spreading his wings to Michigan, USA.
Inspired by the great Leonardo Da Vinci, Aley’s Sleiman Dleikan is Lebanon’s “master of realism”, capturing the true nature of beauty with every stroke of his brush.