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Damascus is located 80 km from the Mediterranean Sea on a plateau 2200 feet above sea level. It is bordered by the Anti- Lebanon Mountains, with the Barada river flowing nearby

 

Dialing code

+963

 

Emergency numbers
Police – 112

Fire- 113
Ambulance- 110
   
Population
1.5 million

 

Languages
Arabic, French and English
   
Time Zone
GMT/UTC + 2
   
Average January temperatures
5.5 Degrees Celsius

Average July temperatures
26 Degrees Celsius

Annual rainfall
7.6 inches
 

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Masjid Information

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

Transportation/Getting Around

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