We should call it from now on security and control-free area not duty-free area.
According to reports in the Arab country, a Lebanese company selling products at the Beirut International Airport is knowingly marketing goods and products originating in Israel, including lighters.
The report presented a form allegedly showing that certain goods arrived from Milan, but another form was discovered behind it. The second form stated that the goods had arrived in Milan from the Ben-Gurion Airport. [Source]
BaytBaytak is a map-based website that links directly home buyers and renters to the property owner. The idea was launched back in September 2012 and the first version of BaytBaytak has become available today!
You can search by range of prices, number of bedrooms and apartment sizes. I am sure those of you looking for an apartment (Rent or Sale) will find it very useful and will be more than happy not to pay brokers. Too bad BaytBaytak wasn’t there when I needed it 2 years back.
Posting new listings is not yet available but there’s a considerable number of entries already.
Check it out [Here] and follow updates on BaytBaytak’s Facebook Page [Here].
Based on what I read on BrofessionalReview, the SmiLebanon campaign was launched by the Ministry of Tourism to promote the 50 days sales period initiated by the Tourism Minister himself and encourage Arab tourists to come visit Lebanon.
The first ad is nice (a bit too emotional though?) while the second is horrible, but I don’t see how those ads are supposed to bring us any tourists. Maybe it’s safer if we go back to showing hot Lebanese girls in pubs and on the beach, or make a winter version of the [Lebanon Blues] campaign, or even better include our gorgeous Miss Lebanon and her twin sister in one of the ads.
You want firepower? We got firepower!!! From Little Beirut Bath Comes an arsenal of weapons that will make the most seasoned infantrymen jealous. Packed in this crate, is an assortment of scented 1:1 soap replicas. This weapons package is guaranteed to impress regardless the occasion. [Link]
The shop that sells those gun-shaped soaps is in Portland, Oregon and is owned by Drew Clifford. According to Blogger Jad Aoun, who initially posted about it, Oregon has been nicknamed “Little Beirut” by former US President George Bush Sr. following violent riots there in the 1990s, which could explain the shop’s name, but as Jad continues and I agree, he’s simply making use of Beirut to market his products.
I wonder if any legal action can be taken against this guy to force him to remove the name “Beirut” from his products, because it’s shameful to portray Beirut in that way, regardless of what’s been happening lately.
I like the new website, it looks nice, is very easy and quick to browse and user-friendly. Hopefully the next step will be shopping online. Also, I think they should allow us to buy e-tickets from the website directly specially that there’s a Cinema section.
ABC was putting the final touches on its newly renovated and expanded mall in Dbayyeh before officially opening it two days ago in the presence the President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman. [Link]
It’s quite amazing how quickly the renovation and expansion were done. What I loved most is that it is all lit and colorful at night. Here’s a picture:
Sorry for the average quality of the picture but I took this picture while driving
And this is how it is supposed to look like.
Here’s a post on the evolution of ABC Dbayyeh Mall for those interested. [ABC]