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Business hours

Unlike the rest of the Middle East, Lebanon's 'weekend' (when government offices and schools close) is Sunday, not Friday. During religious holidays (such as Ramadan) and the summer, hours may vary. The following is a general guide only:

Banks Open 8.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday (a few open to 4pm) and Saturday morning.

Government offices Open 8am to 2pm from Monday to Saturday, except Friday when they open 8am to 11am. Some offices close at noon on Saturday.

Museums and monuments Most close on Monday.

Private offices Open from 9am/10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm/9pm Monday to Friday and some on Saturday morning too.

Restaurants Between noon and midnight daily. Some close on Sunday. Cafés open from around 7am (or earlier) to around 7pm.

Shops Open from 9am/10am to 6pm/7pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday morning. Some also open for a few hours on Sunday.

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