Sale of alcoholic beverages is seriously limited during the holy month of Ramadan. Many restaurants and cafes are closed during this period, and in hotels guests may be denied to deliver liquors to their rooms.
While going for a walk, tourists should not forget to take a copy of their identity document. Original documents and other valuable items are better to be kept in a hotel room, or they should be deposited at the reception.
Clothes should be as neutral as possible. The appearance in the street wearing too bright or revealing clothes can be interpreted as a sign of bad taste. Tourists who plan to attend religious attractions should be particularly careful to the way they look.
Photography and videography are prohibited in the territory of many religious buildings, so don’t forget to clarify these rules before the tour. Tourists are also not recommended to take pictures of local residents in the streets of Damascus. Many of the locals cannot be photographed because of religious reasons.
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