Damascus is the Capital of Syria. Many different civilizations have left traces in this ancient city.
The Ommeyad Mosque, the largest in the world, famous for its golden mosaics and the head of John the Baptist it contains. The Azem Palace is one of the most charming and luxurious residences in the Orient. The old souks, Saladinís Tomb and the National Museum are a must for anyone who visits Damascus. Christians History finds its beginnings in Damascus. Saul of Tarsus (St. Paul) found the revelation on his way to Damascus, while going to arrest the Christians. He met St. Ananias there and preached the word of Christ with him. Damascus benefits from great possibilities when it comes to congress centers and communication equipment, which makes it an excellent place for conventions and congresses.

The Shrine of Saida Zainab

Traditional dress

Omayyad mosque - Damascus
Several excursions are possible, departing from Damascus:
1 - Full-Day excursion to the South: The picturesque region of Hauran, Chahba and its
    mosaics, the antique city of Bosra and its famous amphitheatre, Qanawat and Belís 
    Temple. Lunch in Souweida.
2 - Full-Day excursion to Palmyra: The city of Queen Zenobia, with its colonnades,
    Belís and Baalshaminís Temples, the subterranean tombs, etc.
3 - Full-Day excursion to Maaloula - Seydnaya - Krak des Chevaliers - St. George 
    Convent. With possible lunch in the magnificent site of Crac des Chevaliers.
    Travelers enjoy shopping in the souks of Damascus, famous since ancient times for 
    their craft work, Damask tissues, wood inlayed with mother of pearl, copper vases, 
    etc... An evening cup of tea on mount Kassioun over-looking the city, or a dinner in 
    one of the typical with a belly dancer are among other night-time activities in the 
    Capital. Special Theme Parties can be arranged for your groups at all deluxe hotels, 
    as well as cocktail and dinner parties, ranging from get-together cocktails indoors or 
    around a pool to formal galas.

Al Hamidieh Souk

Al Azem palace


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