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Damascus Destination Guide

Delve into Damascus in Syria

Damascus in the region of Damascus City with its 1,569,394 residents is a city in Syria and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Damascus is now 01:52 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Damascus " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Mukhayyam al Yarmuk, Kafr Susah, Jawbar, and Irbin. While being here, make sure to check out Nicosia . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Damascus ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Syria Trip - 1 - Damascus

6:21 min by Abu Firas
Views: 16455 Rating: 5.00

رحلة عائلية أبوسيدو- قطر إلى سوريا.... بدأت الرحلة من العاصمة دمشق بالتنسيق مع مكتب اّثار للسياحة ومع الدليل السيد وضاح أبوعبدو الوصول إلى دمشق والاستراحة في فندق... ..

Damascus Old City, Syria

4:06 min by cocoanut365
Views: 3943 Rating: 4.86

A walk through Damascus' Old City, during my trip there in January 2009 (not 2008 as the opening title suggests). I would highly recommend watching it on High Quality guys! ..


فيروزيات الصباح من سوريا - Ferouz sings Syria 2

13:36 min by Housena Syria
Views: 1723 Rating: 4.33

فيروز الشرق واسطورة الصباح بصوتها الملائكي تغني دمشق تغني الشام ..شام الماضي شام الحضارة ...شام المستقبل مااقدمك وماأعرقك يادمشق...بقيتي وسوف تبقين من أعظم وأبجل عواصم الكون.....شكرا" فيروز Mission *" ..

Ummayad Mosque call to prayer, II

0:44 min by IbnIbnBattuta
Views: 1302 Rating: 0.00

www.ibnibnbattuta.com - Evening call to prayer (أذآن) inside the ancient Ummayad Mosque (المسجد الأموي) in the Old City of Damascus, Syria. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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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Tekkiye Mosque

The Tekkiye Mosque is a mosque complex in Damascus, Syria, located on the banks of the Barada River. The complex is composed of a large mosque on the southwest side of a courtyard, flanked by a single line of arcaded cells, and a soup kitchen across the courtyard to the northwest, flanked by hospice buildings.

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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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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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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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temperature and rainfall during the year in Damascus