: GUIDE INFO :
: HOTELS DIRECTORY :
: LEBANON INFO :
: SISTER SITES :
: GOOGLE ADS :
» NABATIEH DISTRICT
has approximately 120,000 inhabitants and is the most important town of the Jabal Amel area and the chief center of both the mohafazat (governorate) and the Caza (canton).
It enjoys an important economic and cultural position. Every Monday is market day, and traders and visitors from neighboring villages gather in the city center to exchange their goods known in Arabic as "Souq Al Tanen". There are also branches of several banks, hospitals, restaurants and cultural and touristic clubs. Every year, the city commemorates the Battle of Karbala to remember the martyrdom of Imam al Husayn. On this occasion, tens of thousands of visitors, mainly of the Shiite community, come to participate in this religious ceremony.
Nabatieh is the hometown of several learned men. The theologian, Sheikh Aref al Zein, the scientist Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah and his uncle Sheikh Ahmad Reda are among them.