Lebanon Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Lebanon Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official language is Arabic. French and English are also widely spoken. Important minority languages ​​are Armenian and Kurdish.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Armenian Orthodox Christmas

02/09/2022 Saint Maron’s Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

04/24/2022 Orthodox Easter Sunday

05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/06/2022 Martyrs Day

05/25/2022 Day of Resistance and Liberation

07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

07/30/2022 islamic new year festival

08/08/2022 Ashura

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

10/09/2022 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/22/2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Lebanon (non-Lebanon residents over the age of 18): 800 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 1 kg of pipe tobacco or 1 kg of tobacco; 4 liters of wine or beer or 2 liters of champagne, whiskey or cognac; 100 g of perfume and 1 l of eau de toilette. medicines for personal use; Personal non-commercial items valued at up to L£2,000,000 (approx. €1162). Persons under the age of 18 may import half of the stated quantities duty-free, with the exception of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

Export Restrictions

A permit is required for the export of antiques.

Prohibited Imports

Pornographic material, weapons, ammunition, narcotics, archaeological artifacts and currency. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Lebanese Republic
Thunstrasse 20
+41(0)31 950 65 65.
http://berne.mfa.gov.lb/swiss /english/home

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

Embassy of the Lebanese Republic

Honorary Consulate in Innsbruck.

Oppolzergasse 6/3
+43 (0)1 533 88 21/22.

Mon-Fri 08.30-15.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.30.

Embassy of the Lebanese Republic

Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt/M.

Berliner Strasse 127
+49 (0)30 474 98 60.

Mon-Thu 08.00-15.00, Fri 08.00-14.00. Public: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00.


Business etiquette

Many business people speak English and/or French.

Opening hours

Business hours: Usually Mon-Fri 08.00-13.30 and 15.00-18.00. Government Agencies: Mon-Thu 0800-1400, Fri 0800-1100, Sat 0800-1300.

Business contacts

Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Garrisonkirchplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 278 90 70. Website: ghorfa.de Austrian-Arab Chamber of Commerce Lobkowitzplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0) 1 513 39 65. Website: aacc.at The Delegate of German Industry and Trade in Lebanon Riadh el-Solh Street, Beirut, Lebanon Tel. +961 (0)1 98 52 29. Beirut Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (Industrie -, Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture) PO Box 11-1801, 1 Rue Justinien, CCIABML building, Sanayeh, Beirut, Lebanon Tel. +961 (0)1 35 33 90, +961 (0)1 35 31 90. Website: www.ccib.org.lb Ministry of Economy and Trade Riyad El Soleh Street – Azarieh building – 5th floor, Beirut, Lebanon Tel. +961 (0)1 98 23 60.Website: www.economy.gov.lb/en



According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code is 00961. Public payphones can be used for local and international calls, phonecards are available at post offices and kiosks. Telephones are also available in many hotels. Overall, however, public payphones are few and international calls are expensive. Mobile communications, on the other hand, are widespread in Lebanon. Faxes can also be sent from centrales (government telephone offices) in major cities. Emergency numbers are: Fire Department 175, Civil Defense 125, Tourist Police (at Beirut Ministry of Tourism) (01) 75 24 28. International directory assistance is: 100.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 and 3G 2100. Network operator is, among others, Libancell (Internet: www.libancell.com.lb). Roaming agreements exist with Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others. Mobile phones can also be rented in Lebanon. Prepaid SIM cards are sold at kiosks. The mobile network covers the whole country.


The main providers are Cyberia (website: www.thisiscyberia.com) and IDM (website: www.idm.net.lb). There are internet cafes in Beirut, Tripoli and most cities.

Post office

With the recently privatized postal service LibanPost, letters and postcards to Central Europe take about 2-4 days. Post office opening hours: Mon-Thu 08.00-14.00, Fri 08.00-11.00. Since there are no mailboxes, mail should be posted directly at the post office or hotel.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

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