Holidays and Public Closures in November 2018
November 1 is All Saints Day and some institutions might be closed
November 22 is Independence Day and is a national holiday
Important Telephone Numbers
Visit http://emergency-numbers.talfen.tel/ or http://www.the-lebanon.com/lebanon_country/useful_numbers.html
100: International Calls Operator
120: Telephone Directory
175: Fire Department
125: Civil Defence
140: Red Cross
112: Internal Security
1717: General Security
01/628000 or 150: Rafic Hariri Airport
Arabic is the official language in Lebanon, and French is the second official language. These two languages along with English are widely spoken. Generally speaking, in restaurants and shops, English and French can be used. Below are some terms in Arabic:
|Tusbih a’ala kheir
|Kifak (masculine), kifik (feminine), kifkun (plural)?
||How are you?
|Mnih (masculine), mniha (feminine), mnéh (plural)
||I am fine
||Fine, or OK
|Addé al si’ir?
||How much is it?
|Addé al séa’a?
||What time is it?
Liability and Insurance
The conference organizers are not responsible for personal, medical or travel insurance. All participants are strongly advised to have their own insurance arrangements prior to traveling to this conference.
The CS³ organizers cannot assume liability for any changes to the conference that are related to external, unforeseen circumstances or force majeure.
Libanpost offices are located within most shopping malls, see https://www.libanpost.com/
Shops usually open between 9.00 and 10.00 in the morning, and until 19.00 for independent stores or 22.00 within shopping malls. Malls are open seven days a week.
In restaurants and cafés it is usual to tip by 10% of the total amount paid, even when there is a service charge.
Wi-Fi on NDU Campus
Access to Wi-Fi will be provided to CS³ participants during the three conference days, Wednesday to Friday 31 October to 2 November 2018.