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Arabic sweets

Nice and tasty the Arabic sweets offer a wide range of flavours to satisfy the most demanding palate.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Back to Ice Age: Bakdash Ice Cream

Established in 1895 Bakdash parlour gained popularity thanks to the unique taste of its ice cream, which is still hand made, and it is now a mandatory stop when visiting Damascus for locals, tourists and for official visitors like kings, presidents and ministers.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Ballet

Training at the Dance Department and Ballet School at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Barada river

The Barada river springs from `Ayn Fijah in the Anti-Lebanon mountains and runs to Damascus, where, dividing into seven branches it irrigates the oasis of Ghouta which enabled Damascus to prosper since ancient times. Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani described the river as the father of all rivers, while the name 'Barada' is thought come from 'barid', the Arabic word for “cold”.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Bosra

Originally a Nabataean city, Bosra (around 100-km south of Damascus) was conquered by the Roman emperor Trajan and made the capital of the Roman province of Arabia. According to SANA More than 197, 798 tourists have visited the museums and archeological sites in Bosra City since the beginning of 2010

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Car races in Syria

See more photos about car races in Syria

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Carving a Life Story: the Syrian sculptor Mustafà Ali

Mustafa Ali is one of Syria's most renowned artists and sculptors. In his workshop and gallery in Damascus's Old City Ali creates sculptures of the human being, their position showing their emotions. The Arabian Business Magazine placed him as the thirty fifth most powerful Arabs in 2010 along with politicians, artists, and businessmen.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Christmas in Damascus

Although Christian communities are a minority in Damascus, the celebration of Christmas involves impressive decoration all around the city. Enjoy the best Christmas shots.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Color in the City: Free Drawing Club in Lattakia

Free Drawing Club in Lattakia is considered to be the first of its kind in Syria. With the aim of stimulating respect for the public utilities, the club organizes painting sessions for children in the streets, providing all drawing tools and colors.

28/01/2011 - 10:16
Concert for the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy

Mar 15 - The Italian Embassy in Damascus and the Italian Institute of Culture presented a concert at Dar al-Assad Opera Hall in Damascus in occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy. In the concert the Syrian Orchestra was directed by Nahel al-Halabi and Carlo Magni and saw the participation of the Italian singers: Tiziana Guaglianone, Paola Cacciatori, Giuseppe Talamo and Danilo Serraiocco. Italian artists Antonio Cama (piano) and Annamaria Diroma (flute) also took part in the concert.

20/03/2011 - 18:32