The Palace offers an array of recreational activities that includes an in-house gymnasium overlooking a refreshing swimming pool, yoga, Aarti at Mandir Thakurdwara for the spiritual experience, art & craft for kids, indoor games, Curio handcrafts shop and golf course in the vicinity.
She spent her final years living quietly in the Brazilia Suites Hotel in the Beirut suburb of Hazmieh. As well as Abaza, her husbands included Wassim Tabbara, Ahmed Farag, Anwar Mansy, Nagib Shammas and Baligh Hamdy.
Her last marriage, to the artist Fadi Lubnan, lasted 17 years.
She is survived by a daughter by Mansy and a daughter by Shammas.
Another co-star was the matinée idol Rushdy Abaza, a notorious charmer who became her husband in 1977. “I managed to win Rushdy’s heart and marry him at a time when he was coveted by all the women,” said Sabah.
“I was the one who asked for a divorce because Rushdy was often too pompous and incapable of separating his public and private lives.” Her success and longevity were partly due to her savvy choices in collaborators; she teamed up with some of the Arab world’s leading composers, including the Egyptians Baligh Hamdy and Sayyed Mekkawi, and Assi Rahbani of Lebanon. Their titles testify to her affection for the swoon and swagger of romantic sagas and crime dramas: My Heart and My Sword (1947), The Express Train of Love (1947), My Father Deceived Me (1951), He Stole My Wife (1954).