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Damascus

Asia
25+

Rank in Syria

1

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Syrian Pound(SYP)
Weather
Time
07:17 AM (GMT +05:30)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Damascus

The city with outstanding universal value, Damascus is considered the oldest in the world with a rich history dating back to 10,000 BC. Damascus has been an important cultural and commercial centre being at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, between two great continents, Asia and Africa. It has outstanding exhibits of its past civilizations and there is much to see and learn from this amazing ancient land. Walk through the old city and explore the rustic maze of narrow alleys, punctuated by beautiful doorways that lead into charming courtyards and fine-looking houses. Experience some royal traditions, shop for spices, drink some Syrian coffee and meet amazing people here. Damascus is a city that has the smell of jasmine and orchards, adorned with ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage — you can't match Damascus. It is the city you come and fall in love with. Damascus is a piece of heaven, waiting to be discovered.

Continent Country
Asia Syria
Airport Name / IATA Code
Damascus International Airport DAM


Damascus
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May: Spring is the best time to visit Damascus as the weather is pleasant with almost no rains at all.
Moderate time to visit
December, January, February: The weather is much colder and it may rain or snow once in a while. This is the second favourite tourist season.
Worst time to visit
June, July, August, September, October, November: There is no worst time to visit Damascus, however, the months of June, July, August are warmer and sees almost no rain at all.September, October, and November have nice weather given the humidity and wind, with more frequent rains. This is the time of the year with the least number of tourists.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 1 2 4 7 10 14 17 16 13 9 4 1
Maximum temprature (℃) 12 14 18 23 29 33 36 35 33 27 20 13
Rain fall (mm) 20 30 30 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 30
Population
1.8 (Millions)
Official Language
Arabic
Spoken Language
Kurdish, Aramaic and... Read more
Other Language
Kurdish, Aramaic, As... Read more
Police
112
Ambulance
110
Taxi
Start Tariff: SYP 25... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.38
Cup of Coffee USD 1.37
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.70
Rice/Kg USD 1.07
White Bread USD 0.25
Eggs (12) USD 1.17
Combo Meal USD 4.52
Fine Dining USD 13.73
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.60
Domestic Beer USD 1.41
Imported Beer USD 1.42
Bottle of Wine USD 4.46
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.01
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.62
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.10
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 231.38
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • View the city from a high-rise at night when the whole city is lit up and the minarets of mosques are bathed in green light.
  • Bathe in a Hammam (Turkish bath). The experience is one of a kind.
  • Enjoy some Arabic music and dine at local restaurants in the old city.
  • Drink the famous Syrian coffee and shop at the busy street markets.
  • Relax at a Hooka cafe, sip tea and make new friends.
  • Eat the famous vegetarian falafel sandwich, chicken shawarma, and manakeesh.
  • Explore the ruins of ancient buildings, take a walk in old streets and travel back in time.
  • Take a train ride and see all the beautiful natural places in the region.
  • Stroll through the beautiful alleys of the city's parks and relax in the shade of huge old trees.
Shopping
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Taxi
Star Taxi
Rami International Taxi
Royal Taxi
Damascus Taxi Service
Almashroue Taxi
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Purses
  • Handbags
  • Table cloth
  • Potholders
  • Wooden engravings
  • Hand embroidered
  • Shawls
  • Carved boxes
  • Damascus A‘abas( Kaftans)
  • Silverware
  • Precious stones
  • Coffee pots
  • Arabian coffee cups
  • Olive oil-based cosmetics
  • Spices

Tourist attractions in Damascus

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