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Trip to Aabey
Saturday 21 September 2019

Aabey is a town on a long road that goes from Aley, to Souk El Gharb to Shimlan, Ainab, Qabr Eshmon, Ain Ksour and then to Aabey. Aabey is an undervalued (and under-visited) town.
The name Aabey comes from the Aramaic word meaning “abundant.” We visit Aabey because of its remarkable history which was based on its strategic position. During the Fatimid the Mamlouk periods the Tanoukh tribes came from north Arabia in the 8th century and settled in Abey. Reason: to protect the coast against the Byzantine invasions.

 

Aabey is a very old village famed in the past as a Druze religious center. Abey is full of remains associated with the Tannoukh Emirs, descendants of an Arab tribe settled in this region by the Abbasids around the mid-8th century. Various Christian monuments (7 churches) confirm the successful mix of Abbey throughout the years.
We will be visiting a lot of historical sites: where AUB started before it moved to Ras Beirut, Maqam Al Sayyed Abdallah, Rufat Al Sit Fatima, Al Qasr Al Tanoukhi Al Chehabi, the Capucines Church (and others to be confirmed), Al Qusur Al Mushrifa and other places. We will start with a visit to the Municipality where we will be given a short talk by the President and shown a 10 minute film on Abbey.

Charges: $50 for adults (to include bus fare, guides, entries and lunch).
$30 is a special price for those 18 years or younger.
Payment on day of trip.

Registration:
Click Here to register (note that the buses fill up quickly)
Include in the box the names of persons coming with you
Indicate if any are below 18 (as the charge is lower).

Boarding: 8:00 am
Departure: 8:30 am from Mar Maroun Church Parking (Click Here).
Return: we hope to be back in the Parking around 19:00

Bus Location: the Parking of Mar Maroun Church, George Haddad Street, Burj al Ghazal
Click Here to view the Map / Directions of where the buses will depart.
Click Here to get the Google Map Pin of Mar Maround Church.
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