Beirut

R.M.S. “MAURETANIA”
MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE


With particular regard to shopping facilities, only a few of the many stores are mentioned. It is possible you will find others which you may prefer to those we have listed.

BEIRUT

Cunard 9

  • NAME OF LANDING PLACE
    The Breakwater.
  • BATHING FACILITIES, ETC.
    June to October: Sandy beaches, 3 miles south of Beirut, or from St. George’s Hotel.
    Hotels with swimming pools: Phoenica, Commodore, Excelsior and Carlton.
  • PRINCIPAL RESTAURANTS
    The ‘l’Age d’Or’ Grill of Hotel Phoenicia, St. George’s Grill, Quo Vadis, Lucullus, Bucarest. With dancing: Paon Rouge, Caves du Roy, and El Morocco. Arabic food: Al Ajami, Mansour and La Grotte aux Pigeons.
  • CASINO
    Casino du Liban at Maameltein, half-hour north of Beirut; games – roulette, baccarat, chemin de der and boule. Admission £L.2.00

Cunard 10

  • CABARETS
    Caves du Roy, El Morocco, Baccarat, Casbah, Paon Rouge and Capitole. Shows start about 11.00 p.m.

  • SPECIALITIES OF FOOD AND WIN:
    Tabouli (salad of crushed wheat and green vegetables).
    Shwarma (lamb grilled over charcoal).
    Halawi (sweet pastry with honey and syrup).
    Local wines: reasonable in cost and quality.
    Local spirit: Arak (Aniseed flavour).
  • SHOPPING CENTRES
    Main shopping area bounded by Av. des. Francais, Rue Allenby, Rue Weygand and Rue George Ricot.
    Damascus brocade and inlay work.
    Silverware and copperware.
    Persian rugs.
    Asfar Brothers – next to S. George Hotel.
    Pap George’s Oriental Stores – next to Asfar Brothers.
    Tarazi – St. Georges St.
    Abdul Sattar and Sones – opposite Palm Beach Hotel.
    Sarkis – St. Georges St.
    Malek and Co. – 2nd floor, Halaby Bldg. Hand knit dresses and suits.
    Hotel Phoenicia.
  • PRINCIPAL CHURCHES
    Presbyterian: American Community Church.
    Anglican: All Saints Church.
    Roman Catholic: Saint Elie, Rue Hanira.
  • RATE OF EXCHANGE
    £L8 to £1 (Sterling)

Sunrise – 05.01 hours. Sunset – 18.14 hours.

Average temperature – 59 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

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