Damascus is a dream place where many tourists make their dreams come true by moving through the streets of ancient Arabia. Many other areas are very beautiful, but they are as authentic as the Syrian capital. Damascus has always existed in a kind of virtual time tunnel, in which a socialist regime is mixed with great attempts to modernize the city. Although the regime has denied Syrians luxury on a large scale, the city has managed to retain its charm in every corner.
If you decide to visit the city, you will discover how you can walk through its narrow winding streets. You will surely be fascinated by the wooden balconies that you can observe carefully. Enjoy a good afternoon in a traditional hammam, and meditate on your trip and the dream that you are living in the most historic mosques. The best of all, however, is to taste a few cups of sweet tea in the cafes that you will find on the corners of the busiest streets.
Discover the stories that the elders will tell you about Syria’s heroes and villains. Below, you have general information that we hope will help you during your trip:
– Location : Southwest Syria
– Codes: 963 (Syria); 11 (Damascus)
– Population: 2,500,000 inhabitants
– Time zone : GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from April 1 to September 30).
– Electricity: 220V, 50Hz; Continental two-pin standard type plugs.
– Average temperatures in January: 10ºC (50ºF)
– Average temperatures in July: 36 º C (96.8 º F)
– Annual rainfall : 200-500mm (8-20 inches)