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An important terminus on the Silk Road, Damascus offers an abundance of ancient mosques, churches, souks and ruins. At the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, it is also an established diplomatic hub with an active business community, sophisticated shopping and splendid restaurants. Unique diversions include the 1,200-metre (3,937-foot) Mount Kassion, with marvellous views of sunsets and city lights from its summit.
GMT +3 hours
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language spoken by 90% of the population. English and French are spoken in business circles.
Voltage is 220 volts at 50 hertz. Adapters are available; please request through the Concierge.
Shops are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in the winter (October to March) and till 9:00 pm in the summer (April to September), closing for lunch from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Most shops close on Fridays.
Public and private-sector offices are open from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.