Syria has a population of 21,906,000 million people (UN, 2009 estimate), of which 6 million are concentrated in the capital Damascus. Visas are needed for most individual travelers. These are available in 6-month (single/multiple entry), 3-month (single) and 15 day (land borders only) versions. Citizens of Arab countries do not require visa. Arabic is the official language. It is always a good idea to know some words (“hello”, “thank you” etc.). Surprisingly many people speak at least rudimentary English. Many Dishes like Falafel, deep-fried chickpea patties, are available for 15 to 30 SP. Another popular vegetarian meal is foul. Don’t let the name put you off. It’s actually pronounced “fool” and this fava bean paste – topped off with cumin, paprika and olive oil and served with bread, fresh mint and onion – is not only tasty but filling. You may also be able to order a salad of Fatoush with your soup. Chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and herbs are mixed together in a dressing and finished off with a sprinkling of fried bread that resembles croutons. Cheese may also be grated on top. Generally you can drink water from the tap, it is extremely safe. Many Luxury and cheap hotels you can get as per your budget, some of them are mentioned below:
Le Meridien Hotel Damascus
It is ideally located near the city’s diplomatic area, 343 chicly appointed guest rooms and suites. The seven meeting rooms of the Le Meridien hotel are suited for events of all kinds. The Le Meridien hotel also features spa services, the intimate L’Oasis Bar, and an outdoor pool. The balconied guest rooms face a breathtaking panorama of Kassioun Mountain and the lively business district. The restaurant Al Liwan serves Asian cuisine and features the sensuous arts of belly dancers while Al Menchieh serves traditional snacks such as falafel and shawerma during the summer months.
Le Meridien Hotel
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Sheraton Hotels and Resort Damascus
Sheraton a chain of Luxurious hotels with a striking view of the surrounding mountain village, the Sheraton Ma’aret Sednaya Hotel & Resort is a destination for both leisure and business travelers. We are in walking distance of the St Elias Sanctuary and St Mary Virgin Monastery, and a short drive to St Takla Monastery and the Damascus Old City. Sheraton Ma’aret Sednaya Hotel & Resort 107 guest rooms have everything needed for a great night.
Cham Palace Hotels in Damascus, Aleppo, Bosra, Dier Ez Zor, Hama, Latakia and Safita Syria
Cham palace Hotels are the chain of hotels in Syria, and you can find this hotel in every city of Syria. It is well known because of their excellent services and best deals and their commitment toward their clients.
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
It has extremely comfortable and spacious, and with superb views, the 297 guest rooms, including 66 suites, of Four Seasons Hotel Damascus are the finest in the city. All are well equipped for business or leisure, featuring high-speed Internet access, a CD/DVD system, private bar and in-room coffee maker. Executive work areas include convenient outlets for a fax machine and laptop computer as well as for bedside mobile phone charging.
Large bathrooms incorporate a deep tub with a hand-held shower, separate glass-walled shower stall, and a WC and bidet in a separate room. The ample vanity is complemented by an illuminated make-up/shaving mirror and dual voltage outlets. Thick cotton towels and premium toiletries are replenished twice daily.
There are also many other luxurious and affordable hotels names are; Regency Park Hotel Damascus, Semiramis Hotel Damascus, Omayad Hotel Damascus, Carlton Hotel Damascus and lots of more…
Syria is safe for travelers, because crime is considered shameful and is heavily punished. Male and female should wear modest/conservative clothing. It is best to wear loosing cloths and not to reveal too much skin. Enjoy your stay in Syria.
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