Al Iwan

Address: Bahsa Al Itihad Street, Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
 
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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Bahsa Al Itihad Street, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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      Travel Blogs from Damascus

      Happy endings AREN'T real!

      A travel blog entry by thiswim on May 26, 2014

      3 photos

      ... Allah for his protection and went back to sleep. Once we got to Damascus Roni had made the plan that we should get married at the Great Mosque of the Ummayyads. It was perfect because it was at a place of our faith and it was beautiful so as soon as we got to Damascus we bought a small hut, slept, and headed to the Mosque in the morning. Little did I know that during our whole trip Jarah had been stalking us so when we reached the ...

      Surviving Syria

      A travel blog entry by waynedale on May 01, 2011

      1 comment, 5 photos

      ... why the whole trip takes several hours, even though the map shows Aleppo as being less than 100 kms away. Then - we reached the border.

      This driver had it all under control. He grabbed my passport and used it to show the Turkish officials which was fairly straight forward. Getting out of a country always is. All he had to do was point at me and say, "that's him over there". Done. Then we drove into a sort of no man's land between Turkey and Syria which seemed to go ...

      Sikera (Σικερα)

      A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Feb 27, 2011

      8 photos

      ... Germans barely fitted through... great entertainment! We did also try and speak to some local shepherds, but my Arab is definitely not up to scratch; I felt like I could communicate better with the sheep then with the people...

      That night I visited a local tea-house with few other travelers. Alcohol is not a part of daily life in most parts of Damascus and therefore the favorite pastime for a lot of males is drinking ...

      Mosque and Churches

      A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle on Sep 13, 2010

      18 photos

      In the AM went to the Umayyad Mosque. It was a temple to Jupiter, converted into a basilica, and then converted into a mosque in 708 AD. For 100 years after the Muslim conquest, it was shared between Christians and Muslims with the building split in half.

      Non-Muslims enter through a visitor entrance, called the "Putting on Special Clothes Room." Women must be covered from legs to head (scarf ...

      First Impressions

      A travel blog entry by salamdimashq on Aug 27, 2010

      3 comments

      A/h I got into Syria on Monday and apart from a bad cough that I had brought all the way with me from Denver I was fine. At the end of my journey I was just ready to get off the plane, and never fly again. I guess that's what happens when you are cheapo like me, and ask for the cheapest ticket available, which coincidentally happens to also provide you with connections that take you all over the world. There was one thing that threw me off about Austrian Air ...