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Damascus Destination Guide

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Touring Damascus in Syria! Damascus in the region of Damascus City with it's 1,569,394 residents is a city located in Syria and is the capital of this country.

Considering your travel resources, these more prominent places could be interesting to check as well: Nicosia, Mukhayyam al Yarmuk, Kafr Susah, Jawbar, Irbin or Adana. While being in this area, make sure to check out Salihiyeh, Al Qanawat, Suq Sarujah, As Sinjaqdar, Birkat al Hattab and Al Hijaz as well. Map of the area of Damascus in Syria

Local Time

Current time in Damascus is now 07:38 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 4°C / 40 °F
Evening 18°C / 64 °F
Night 7°C / 45 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 32%
Air Pressure 892.9 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
23°C / 73 °F Sky is clear

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 10°C (51 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 23°C (74 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)

Video Collection

Alejandro Diaz-Pache Arabic Teacher in ...

Http://www.arabicindamascus.com Alejandro Diaz-Pache In Damascus profesor de Arabe Director de Arabesk Studies in Damascus Arabic name, Muhammed Iskandar. Fluent in Spanish, English,

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Uploaded: February 14, 2011 by espanolesensiria

Syria Trip - 1 - Damascus

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Uploaded: August 13, 2009 by Abu Firas


Nalmas Syria - Damascus - Marj Al-Sultan...

Marj Al-sultan (04/17/2008)

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Syria refuses UN observers from Friends ...

Syrian government has refused to receive UN observers from any country in the "Friends of Syria" group by saying that those nations finance and supply arms t

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Uploaded: April 26, 2012 by teleSUR English


Azem Palace Damascus

Hear the multivocal muezzins of the Umayyad mosque call for prayer while having a view in the Azem palace in Damascus

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Uploaded: October 18, 2009 by Kuiermens70

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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Damascus during the next days, weeks and months.

26
Nov
2017

Matt Lloyd Presents: Make $10,000 Cash At Month [Damascus Virtual Event]

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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27
Nov
2017

Matt Lloyd Presents: Make $10,000 Cash At Month [Damascus Virtual Event]

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
More at eventful.com.

28
Nov
2017

Matt Lloyd Presents: Make $10,000 Cash At Month [Damascus Virtual Event]

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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Interesting facts about this location

Al-Hamidiyah Souq

Al-Hamidiyah Souq is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. The souq starts at Al-Thawra street and ends at the Umayyad Mosque plaza. It was one of the treasures featured in Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by Dan Cruickshank.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Bab al-Jabiyah

Bab al-Jabiya or the Gate of Jupiter is one of the eight ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. Bab al-Jabiya was the main entrance on the city's west side. The gate opens on Medhat Pasha Souq, which is the modern western half of the Street Called Straight, the Roman east-west artery, which still connects it to Bab Sharqi (the Roman "Gate of the Sun").

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Central Bank of Syria

The Central Bank of Syria is the central bank of Syria. The bank is located in Damascus with branches in major cities. The US, Canada, EU, Arab League and Turkey all imposed Sanctions on the central bank because of Syrian civil war. In the case of the US sanctions had already been in place against the Central Bank of Syria as a result of Section 311 of the Patriot Act, which accused the Bank of money laundering.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Commercial Bank of Syria

The Commercial Bank of Syria is the largest commercial bank in Syria with its headquarters located in Damascus. The bank offers commercial banking services including long-term loans in Syrian pounds; armored car service; and collections services. The bank has dozens of branches and ATM's throughout Syria.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Damascus

Damascus, commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine, is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It borders Quneitra, Daraa and As-Suwayda to the south, Jordan to the east, Homs to the north, and Lebanon to the west. It is also the capital city of one of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Damascus University

The University of Damascus is the largest and oldest university in Syria, located in the capital Damascus and has campuses in other Syrian cities. It was founded in 1923 through the merger of the School of Medicine (established 1903) and the Institute of Law (established 1913), also making it the oldest university in modern-day Syria. Until 1958 it was named the Syrian University, but the name changed after the founding of the University of Aleppo.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Faculty of Informatics of Damascus University

The Faculty of Informatics of Damascus University is the first faculty for computer science in Syria. It was established in 1999 as a part of Damascus University, and it awards bachelor's degrees after ten semesters of study, and master's degrees after an extra four semesters. Like most other faculties in Syrian public universities, study plans are fixed. Students can choose among three disciplines beginning from their 7th Semester, viz.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus is a five-star hotel and part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons luxury hotels and resorts. It is located in the central district of neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. The hotel, financed by the Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, was opened in 2005 having been completed on time by local contractor Fouad Takla Company. It is located in Shukri Al Quatli Street.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Markaz Rif Dimashq

Markaz Rif Dimashq is a Syrian district administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq governorate. It is a group of municipalities around the City of Damascus (a separate governorate). At the 2004 Census it had a population of 837,804. It surrounds (but does not include) the City of Damascus. Markaz Rif Dimashq has no official administrative centre. With a population of 136,427 inhabitants, the town of Sayyidah Zaynab is the largest city of the district.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Sarouja

Sarouja is a subdivision of Damascus, Syria.

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Coordinates: 33.51, 36.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.