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(jär`–), island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea at S entrance to the Gulf of Qabis. Fruit and olives are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters. It was anciently an important Phoenician trading center, and much later a base for Spanish and Ottoman corsairs. The island's extensive Roman remains and beaches make the island a popular tourist destination, and the El Ghriba synagogue is the site of an annual pilgrimmage. Jerba has an international airport.
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Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister, Hossam Kamal told AFP that "1,796 people had been taken to Jerba and another 1,355 were scheduled to be transferred there on Sunday, when five flights to Egypt were planned.
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TUNISIA Wigmore (020 7836 4999) offers four nights' B&B on island of Jerba in charming Dar Dhiafa for pounds 630 for travel until March 29, incl return flights ex-Gatwick/Heathrow, guide and silver-plated luggage tag.
The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia (New York: Harwood Academic, 1984) at 117, cited in Alcalay, supra note 21 at 21.
SUN, sea and sand are what most people come to Tunisia for, and you can easily pick up a bargain holiday here and sun it for a fortnight on the beach at Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir or Jerba.
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SPA IN TUNISIA: Wimore (020 7836 4999) offers seven nights' B&B at five-star Movenpick Ulysse Palace in Jerba with spa facilities, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness room, horse-riding, volleyball, tennis, bikes and motorbikes for pounds 765, between Sept 1 & 22.
uk) offers the chance to escape the winter and experience the charm and culture of this wonderful country at the five-star Mvenpick Ulysse Palace in Jerba.