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Damascus Today

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ImageDamascus is the capital of Syria. Apart from being the political center of the country, it is also the cultural heart of the country. Damascus’s authorities have done a very good job in preserving the many historical and cultural attractions. Various architectural styles are visible throughout the city, dating back to different periods of its history- Roman, Islamic and French rule. An important sector of Damascus’s economy is the tourist industry. Other prominent sectors are the textiles, food processing and chemical industries. The military and secret service quarters are also located here. Politics undeniably is an important aspect of the city.

 

Masjid Information

In Muslim countries there is usually a masjid at every street corner so we are not listing masjids here.

Transportation/Getting Around

Car for hire
Renting a car in Damascus is easy and advisable. It is however, costly to do so.  A number of ...
Driving Tips
Tourists driving themselves in Damascus should keep a few things in mind. All drivers must carry ...
Taxi
Taxis are plentiful in Damascus. Some, however, are in terrible condition whilst others are shiny ...
Buses
There are two main bus stations located within Damascus. These, however, take passengers outside of ...
From the airport
From Damascus International Airport:   The city centre is located 25 kilometers from the ...