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.
- NAME OF LANDING PLACE
- 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 du Liban at Maameltein, half-hour north of Beirut; games – roulette, baccarat, chemin de der and boule. Admission £L.2.00
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.
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.
- 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.