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Ancient City of Damascus

A Taste of Damascus

A Taste of Damascus

Indulge in the flavours of the Middle East when you visit Damascus, Syria. Following your taste buds through Damascus is a delight, from the divine seasonal fruit juices squeezed on the street (they could be mulberry, pomegranate or orange), to almonds thrust out to taste in Straight Street to increasingly sophisticated restaurants. Often housed in […]

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Ancient City of Damascus

Damascus: Concierge Recommends

Damascus: Concierge Recommends

We asked Chef Concierge Ghaith Al Naber at the Four Seasons Hotel Damascus to gather the savviest sightseeing suggestions he could find—not just his own but also those of other local connoisseurs, including some he works with every day at the Hotel. Enjoy the mystery and allure of the world’s oldest city, with its traditional […]

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Ancient City of Damascus

A Damascene Shopping Spree

A Damascene Shopping Spree

Chef Concierge Ghaith Al Naber at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus shares his favourite places to shop in Syria’s capital city. While visitors in Damascus often spend countless hours delving into the city’s enthralling souks, shopping here can amount to much more than that. Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus—and particularly those with limited time and […]

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Ancient City of Damascus

Damascus

Damascus

Overview The Ancient City of Damascus, better known as the Old City, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. If an ancient Oriental poem were transformed into a city, it would resemble Damascus. Intricate beauty, enhanced by the ravages of time; covered souks filled with every treasure imaginable; sweet shops unparalleled in the […]

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Saladin Castle

Saladin Castle - Archaeological Finds and Continuing Restoration in Syria

Saladin Castle – Archaeological Finds and Continuing Restoration in Syria

By H. Sabbagh Sunday, 04 October 2009 23:42 Saladin’s Castle (Qal’at Salah El-Din) is one of the largest and most prestigious castles in Syria, with its unique blend of architectural styles and its rich history which dates back to the days of the Phoenicians. The site of the castle had strategic significance since the time […]

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