Leather goods, spices, metal engravings and jewellery.
There are cinemas in larger cities, and some also show international films.
The few restaurants that have not gone out of business after the introduction of the 1969 general ban on alcohol are expensive. Hotel restaurants are generally not recommended, but are often the only way to get a meal. Traditional dishes include couscous with chicken, lamb or vegetables and ruuz, a rice dish with different spices, meat and vegetables. Although eating is traditionally done with the right hand, cutlery is usually available.
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In Tripoli and Benghazi there are some well equipped upper middle class hotels. Also, there are acceptable hotels in Beida, Cyrene (Shahat), Ghadames, Homs, Sebha, Tobruk and Derna.
Islam (Sunni) is the state religion (97%); Catholic and Orthodox minorities.
Social Rules of Conduct
Typically Arab events do not generally allow women. Women should dress modestly, especially when visiting mosques and in small towns. Under no circumstances should bathing suits be worn outside the beaches. Photography: Public buildings may not be photographed. Permission should always be sought before photographing people. Tipping: 10-20% service is usually included in hotel and restaurant bills. Porters receive a tip, but taxi drivers do not.
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Mediterranean climate with almost continuous sunshine and little rain (November to February). Summers are hot and winters are mild with cool evenings. In desert regions it gets cold at night.
Area (sq km)
6,871,292 (Source: homosociety)
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