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A Pioneering History:

In 1979: Opening of the shop in Beirut International Airport, it was the first Cuban cigar shop ever in an airport at that time.

In 1997:  The shop was named La Casa del Habano, it was the first La Casa Del Habano shop in the world.

In 2003:  the shop was transformed into a 450 sqm area ( the current one) in addition to the opening of the first VIP Lounge with Casa del Habano in an airport

The International publisher "teNeus" recognize La Casa Del Habano at Beirut Duty Free among the best Cigar shops in the world :

"One of the main reasons cigar lovers travel to Lebanon is to sample Phoenicia Trading Company's regional edition Cigars at Beirut Duty Free"

"Pioneer in the development of the cigar market in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe"

International Editor: Cosima M. Aichholzer 

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Frontier Award: 2004.


Tax Free World Association votes FOR LCDH best in the world!


La Casa Del Habano in Beirut Duty Free, has been awarded Duty Frees most coveted prize, the Frontier Award, for the Special Concept of the Year 2004, the VIP Lounge at la Casa Del Habano cigar shop.  The Frontier Awards represent the "Oscars" and highest accolade for Airport duty free industry which involve a large competition within Airport Duty Frees worldwide.

The announcement was made at a glittering award ceremony in Cannes, France, on the 20th of October 2004 evening, attended by industry experts from all over the world.

La Casa Del Habano selection for this prestigious award is an acknowledgement of a commitment to excellence in a number of categories, New Retailing Concepts, Customer service, Promotional/marketing activities, business performance, overall shop layout and design.

Concept of the shop:

"The Very Best that Cuba has to offer can be found at La Casa Del Habano in Beirut Airport"

"Rarities not found anywhere else in the world and the knowledge of 45 Cigars experts"

"Calls the more than 150 square meter lounge the " Wonder of Beirut"."

International Editor: Cosima M. Aichholzer 

450 sqm area with 45 highly experiences staff makes the LCDH cigar at Beirut Duty Free the biggest in the world with 24 hour service and a VIP Cigar lounge puts cigar smokers in an unforgettable experience


The shop features 4 different spaces:

                  The main walking in humidor “WIH” area,

                  The vintage and limited edition “WIH” area

                  The cigarillos and accessories area

                  The VIP lounge.


The shop was aptly designed to create a unique Cuban cigar atmosphere and to give visitors superior service and quality in a sophisticated setting; it creates a competitive advantage through excellence.

La Casa’s retail philosophy and process is focused on transforming the customer into a connoisseur and aficionado.

Unique Quality Control:

This commitment to quality is taken a step further thanks to regular quality control and inspections before items are placed on shelves.

Since Habanos Cigars are completely hand made products and since we have through out the years focused and invested heavily on our consumers’ satisfaction, we have implemented 3 quality checks; all to ensure that these hand made cigars are clear of any fault and meet the requirements of our customers.


Quality control N°1

In our warehouse upon receiving the goods from Habanos, each box is opened from its seal and goes through a list of check points by our experts.


Quality control N°2

Upon transferring the boxes from our warehouse to the shop: Procedure N°1 is repeated


Quality control N°3

No customer purchases any box of cigars without opening it in the presence of the customer and receiving a confirmation when the box meets his desire.