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Founded in 3rd millennium B.C, Damascus is one of the ancient cities in the Middle East. It is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic and is the largest city as well. Titled as the ”City of Jasmine” it is the major cultural center of the Levant and the Arab world it is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world which is one of the most fascinating factors about it that attract the visitors. When you visit it you surely feel fascinated by its rich cultural heritage and found it a living museum spanning thousands of years. So book your flights to Damascus to shop, explore, dine and enjoy one of the most cherished holiday trips of your life.
There is no dearth of amazing cultural sites in this ancient city. Start your Damascus sightseeing trip with a visit to Damascus National Museum boasting the original gateway of an ancient Umayyad Palace as its façade has a collection of some of the world’s most important artefacts. Do visit the Umayyad Mosque built in 715 by Caliph Al Walid is one of the major landmarks in the city and is the highly valued mosques in the Muslim world. If you love outdoor activities the walk to the foothills of Mount Qassioun that covers the most beautiful places. The top of the mountain is equipped with a large observation deck that offers its visitors an unforgettable view of the city. If you want to enjoy a unique bathing experience the do visit a hamam or Turkish bath and the best place to get it is Nur al -Din and Hamam Al-Bakri which are renowned for their cleanliness and hygiene. Visit the Citadel date back to the end of the 12th century during the reign of Salah Eddine. The Citadel has served the city very well in defending it against crusaders who never managed to invade it. Don’t miss a visit to Mausoleum of Saladin which is one of the most revered places in the city offers a great leisure trip to its visitors.
If you are planning a holiday trip to Damascus then spring and autumn is the best time to visit it. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and cold and wet winters. The month from March to May is the spring while the month from September to November is the autumn time. The weather during this period of time is cool, mild and pleasant and surely helps you to explore its maximum attractions.
If you are booking flights from London, United Kingdom to Damascus then Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday is the cheapest day whereas Sunday is the most expensive one. There is no direct flight connecting both the destinations. Airlines that offer flights between both the destinations are Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and British Airways.
Syria is not a very expensive country to visit as compared to the quality of service available over here so one can easily stay in a low-cost hotel. Public transportation is quite efficient over here and long distance buses all over the country are frequently available over here. You need to wear proper conservative clothes here. Be careful while talking about politics better to leave the topic. Apart from this another custom that you need to be aware is never refuse someone who offers you food and rest assured whatever they are offering is going to be excellent anyways.
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