Arabs in Cyprus


Arab Community in Cyprus

Arab Community in Cyprus

The Arab community in Cyprus is growing with hundreds of recorded property sales, from investors who come from Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Larnaca seems to be the town of choice for most Arab investors due to the harbor, the airport and the marina. Another big attraction is the Hala Sultan Mosque which is one of the holiest places of the Muslim world. Cyprus is also very close to these countries which makes it easy for the Arab community to travel to and from their countries. Unfortunately, the truth is that Cyprus benefits from the ongoing strife in these areas, as many have escaped their war torn countries and settled in Cyprus for safety reasons. Migration from Lebanon in particular started as early as the 13th century and continued after 1975 during the Lebanese Civil war. There are currently over 20,000 Lebanese descendants living in Cyprus. Over the last year more than 2000 Lebanese bought apartments in Cyprus with prices ranging between €100,000 and €300,000. Relations between Cyprus and the Arab world have always been very amicable with historical and political ties playing a huge role in welcoming these communities to the island.