The Syrian Arab Republic:

Lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Turkey is on the north, Iraq on the east and southeast, Jordan on the south, Palestine on the southeast, and Lebanon on the west.

–   Population:  22.500.000 Inhabitants (2013 census)
–   Area: 185.000 km2
–   Language: Arabic as native, English & French are widely spoken as well
–   Capital: Damascus, the Oldest City in the World, 4.000.000 Inhabitants
–   Weather Information: In June between 25 – 35o c
–   Main Airport: Damascus, Aleppo, and Latakia
–   Office Hours: 08:00–15:00(Government)
–   Day off: Friday & Saturday
–   Shopping Hours: 09:00–14:30 & 16:30 till 22:00 in June

Passport and Visa Requirements:

For participants from some countries a visa to Syria may be required. We suggest you contact the Syrian Diplomatic Mission in your country.

Public Transportation Information:

– Public transport is available in buses and minibuses throughout the city
– The average rate of local taxi is shown on the numerator usually starts 50 s.p.
– The yellow color is the official color of taxis in Syria     

Credit Cards:

Accepted in the congress hotels and at some shops Rent a Car Agencies: Available at the airport

Rental Car Agencies:

Trans Tour in the airports & main hotels

Official Currency: 

Syrian Pounds: 
  SYP 435 ≠ $ US 1 (Approx)
  SYP 483 ≠ € Euro ( Approx)

Time:

GMT +2 H. in Winter
GMT +3 H. from April 1st, to OCT 31st

(For further information, please visit: www.syriatourism.org)