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Emanuele Casabona

"Relocating to Damascus has been quite an adventure, but I love to immerse myself in its coffeehouse culture with other expats."

Paola Murri

"A solo expat woman traveller in Syria? InterNations has shown me that this was far less daunting than my family back home supposed. "

Get to Know Damascus's Community of Expatriates!

As-salām 'alaykum and welcome to the InterNations Damascus Community! Get to know like-minded expats living in Damascus and Syria, with all of the resources, information and advice you will need to settle in to a new country to be found on our platform. Meet fellow expats at international events organized by InterNations, sharing connections and worldly experiences with some of the most global minds.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Sydney or Basel.

Join Our Exciting Events in Damascus

Attend our monthly events and activities for Damascus expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Damascus Expat Guides

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Exchange Tips about living in Damascus

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Damascus expat forums.

Connect and Enjoy Your Damascus Expat Life

Damascus (known as ash-Sham in Syria) is commonly referred to as the "City of Jasmine". It is one of the world's oldest inhabited cities, surrounded by rolling eastern foothills, and it's a major cultural and religious center. The city is filled with temple ruins and stone columns, making expats feel as if they are taking a walk into the past. Our members will be able to answer all of the questions you have, ranging from, "fo I have to pay a departure tax when entering and leaving the country?" to "what restaurants serve the best traditional food?". The population of Damascus is predominantly Sunni Muslim, but unlike what's often thought, the country's attitude is viewed as relatively progressive, particularly towards women. By becoming a member of our community, you will access a worldwide network of experienced expats, making your life-changing transition much easier and simpler.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Hamburg or Malta, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network of Expatriates in Damascus

InterNations provides you with the tools to make life-long friends, share life-changing experiences, and experience a brand new culture and lifestyle. Our community is happy to help new members, and is suitable for first-time expats as well as experienced travelers, with information on every aspect of living in a foreign country. Whether you're looking for an international or language school, a group for your favorite hobby, or the best places to experience local culture, InterNations can provide the answers to all of this and more. Become a part of our community and join InterNations today, where our members will welcome you to your new adventure.

Emanuele Casabona

"Relocating to Damascus has been quite an adventure, but I love to immerse myself in its coffeehouse culture with other expats."

Paola Murri

"A solo expat woman traveller in Syria? InterNations has shown me that this was far less daunting than my family back home supposed. "

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