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2018 IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference

MENACOMM 2018

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)

Jounieh - Lebanon, April 18-20, 2018

The City of Jounieh

Beautifully located on the sea coast of the Mediterranean, Jounieh is the city of ancient civilizations and a modern business. The Casino Du Liban is 2 km away, Beirut Airport is 20 Km, the Cedars of Lebanon at 100 km, Byblos at 10 km, Jeita Grotto at 8 km, Our Lady of Lebanon at 7 km and Tripoli at 50 km.

Jounieh, only 15 km north of Beirut the Capital of Lebanon, lies the port town of Jounieh.

This city still retains some of the charm of yesterday in the old stone souk area near ferry terminal. The area, known as "Old Jounieh", has recently undergone an overhaul and there are outdoor cafés and restaurants mixed among boutiques, artisan shops, banks, supermarkets, hotels of all categories.

As soon as the sun sets, the daytime charm turns into night-time glitz. Scores of restaurants, pubs and night clubs line the old bay side road from Jounieh northward to Maameltein.

Whatever your fancy, from Lebanese cuisine replete with Arabic singers and belly dancers to fine French fair and European shows. Jounieh can satisfy your palette and sense of adventure.

Main Touristic Sites in the Area

  • Jeita Grotto: The Jeita Grotto is the largest cave in Lebanon (9,050 m long). First discovered in 1836, the cave serves as the source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb). Jeita is composed of an upper and a lower cavern. A cable car ride takes visitors to the entrance of the upper cavern, which is open for walking tours year round and has impressive stalactites and stalagmites. A small train takes visitors to the lower cavern, where you can tour the underground lake by boat in spring, summer, and fall. There is also a sound and light show in the grotto.

  • Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa): Erected in 1908, the gigantic bronze statue of the Virgin Mary was inaugurated by the Maronite Patriarch Hoayek to mark the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Conception Doctrine. There is a chapel at the base of the statue and a spiral staircase leading to the top. Below the 8.5m statue are churches of several denominations. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine in May 1997. The statue is located at Harissa, on a mountain summit 600 meters above the bay of Jounieh, and it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the coastline. A cable car (telepherique) can be taken up the mountain from Jounieh to reach the shrine.

 

 

 

  • Archaeological Valley of the Nahr El Kalb (Dog River): Nahr El Kalb, known as the "Dog River," runs inland from the coast south of Jounieh. Visitors come to this area to see the inscriptions left by armies throughout the ages, from the cuneiform inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II to the Latin inscription of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius to the British-led Desert Mountain Corps.

 

 

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