Sheraton Maaret Sednaya Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Ma'aret Sednaya, Damascus, Syria
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 29% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Couples66
  • Solo100
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by dr.firas

Also didn't realize a main one in Ma'lula
But you can always search for a little house to rent, if you would love to spend a night in Ma'lula,
Otherwise you'll have to get back to the nearest one in Damascus.
But it is not a big problem; Ma’lula is far from Damascus only 50kms.

Middle Eastern Cuisine*

by marimar_72

The Middle Eastern cuisine vary from country to another,but in general it`s Kosher(containg no pork),also it has many dishes that are tottaly vegetarian.
In Lebanon and Syria it`s famous for it`s stuffed vine leaves,Hummus dip and Shawarma(like Gyros).
In Jordan there the (Ma`loobeh)it`s a dish prepared with rice and egg plants.
In Palstine it`s famous for (Al Misakhan)it`s chicken rolled in bread with lots of onions.
And in Saudi Arabia it`s famous for the national rice dish called(Kabsah)served with mutton meat.
The middle eastern cuisine is spicy though not as much as the Indian cuisine,,but Arabs in general tend to add spices to their food as well. If I`m going to start on what`s my favorite dish,,it will take me many pages to tell.
I almost love most dishes,but the ones are the best is the ones cooked and prepared by my mother ;-)


by khab

khab didam ke oonja bood, hargez fekr nakardam. bahane bood, ya inke dalil bood , ya shayad hich chiz nabood. didam ke yek rooz dar jadde, olaghi ba sahebesh mirawad. porsidam koja mirawid va sehebe olagh jawab dad , ghoroob ast mirawin biasaeem az kare sakht. Goftam khamoosh!!! Zira soale man az olagh bood na az sahebesh .
w a olagh khandei kard wa negahi zirekane , gooeee migooyad : Ey nagola az koja danesti ke man sokham mifahmam va sokham migooyam ??
khandidam va negahi be olagh andakhtam zirekane , gooee migooyam: Ma eenim die, kar dorost va khastegi napazir .
mirawim ta jaee ke beshwad , marzi nemishensim va agar jayee emkane aan bood ke benvisim minevisim :

Wa alan dar in site faghirane minevisam .

dar iran olagh ziad ast . esme bozorgtarin olaghe irani Khomeiny -e madar ghahbe hast ke dar zire khak be sar mibarad va agar khodyee vojood dashte bashad , alan darand tooye aan donya dar koone khomeiny madar jende , choob foroo mikonad . be daro daste benamoose khomeiny madar jende payami midam . be gole oon molawi ke migoft . goh be goore pesare har chi mollaye ghoran khoone binamoos. ma ham inja goh mizanim be namoose har chi maktabie mosalme awazie dayoose binamoose mazhabie ghoramsagh hast. goh be goore babaye har chi akhoond va akhoond zade va tarfdarane oon eslame kasife sate paeen , az hamin ja mirinam be oon eslame khobetan , che beresad be in eslam ke shoma az aan sokhan migooeed.

khob dige khaste shodam , miram ye chort bekhabam va vaghti ke bidar shodam . vaghti hame bidar shodim, neshani az molla va menber -o mazhab nist .

The Siq

by dr.firas

The Siq:
It is the second Siq in the Middle East after the Jordanian one in Petra,
The one in Petra is for sure much beautiful, but the Syrian one in Ma'lula is the only one in Syria, placed as a natural stone gate leading to the famous caves in Ma’lula.
Check my Petra page please to make a compare between the 2 Siq's

Ma page syrienne/My syrian page

by Xavier_G

Ayant de la famille en Syrie, il etait tout normal que je m'y rende. Ce fut la premiere fois, mais certainement pas la derniere. Ce voyage m'a doublement eclaire sur un pays aux multiples facettes et a la population tres accueillante.

A part of my family living there, it was normal for me to visit this country. It's the first time I've been there but it's not the last one.


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Forum Posts


by katja-8

hi friends:
i want to go to damascus in october and would like to study arabic there. i can´t get through if it is better to study at the ma´had or at university. as university seems to be more expensive, i tend to go and try the ma´had.
can anybody help? i can´t get through to the ma´had people and was wondering if they have changed the contact numbers..
has anybody an idea of finding accommodation?
many thanks for all your help and shukran

RE: courses

by fouads

hi Katja

the University is cheaper cause it,s for goverment and there you can find many people want study arabic , look on this link and mail them
for the accommodation you can rent a room or flat when you be in Damascus , there is realestate offices can help you on

wish you all the best

RE: RE: RE: courses

by katja-8

hi fouad,

thanks a lot for the information..
i have contacted the university and they are asking 300 dollars for one month, and the ma´had obviuosly (still to be confirmed) is charging 400 dollars for 6 months.

how much is the accommodation approx. are there any shared flats for students?

thanks again and shukran
ma salama


RE: courses

by fouads


you must ask about how many hours or days per course you will have .
for the flat i don,t know the exact prices but you can rent flat for 500-700$ per month or you can share room for 100-300$ per month it,s depend on the area and you can ask the other students here if you can rent one flat for share toghather

wish you all the best and keep in touch

RE: RE: courses

by katja-8


i called the mahad people and they have informed me.

so i will only need some more info on accommodation, but will sort that out.
so anyways.. thanks again for all your help and all the best
best wishes to dimashk.

RE: RE: courses

by adadiyya


So we have the same problem , i'm also looking for a flat close to Maahad , coz i'm studing there since this October. Pleaze contact with me : my mail is :

mahad too!

by behrang79

hello. i will also be studying at mahad from feb through may. they have a pretty useful link on the syrian embassy website (the one in washington dc) a friend of mine studied there and had a great teacher and loved it... apparently you have to register in person 3 days before classes start, and its only $200-300 for the 15 week course!
i also have no idea where i will be living. found any good sources for finding a room to rent?
any other helpful info?


room for student

by kat_lay


I'm coming to live in Damascus and study Arabic at the university, from the last week in August to the middle of December. I'd love to rent a room from an Arabic family to really improve my language skills.

Does anyone know of anywhere I should start looking?


RE: room for student

by Reiseeule

Hi I was 2 years ago in Damascus for 2 weeks - staying with a family and studying Arabic with the below mentioned language institute. The language course was extremely bad, but the accomodation was with a woman in the old town, which I really enjoyed. I am not sure if they provide accomodation only as well, but you can check:

good luck, Silvia

RE: room for student

by katja-8


I will be going to Damascus end of September, to study Arabic at the ma´had.
i am looking as well for accomodation etc. so let´s keep in touch.
as soon as i have any news i will let you know.

and maybe see ya in Damascus then.

Best wishes


RE: room for student

by faroos


i would suggest if you come to syria and stay in a hotel for a while to search by your self for a good accomodation with a family as there are a lot like this in damascus

wish you the best


RE: room for student

by bexstar82

Hi there, I am planning to come to Damascus University in September to do a few months. I also want to stay with a family but am a little nervous about finding one and also being able to understand enough as my arabic is more than rusty...if you find anyone with more than one room or space for another please let me know! The university said it normally costs SP 7500...Would love to know how you are getting on!

Rebecca xxx

RE: RE: room for student

by the_adventures_of_pu

Hi, I'll be leaving to Damascus around september 1st, also to study at the university. I was planning to book into a hotel and have a look around for flats and rooms - does anyone know a cheap, safe and perhaps even central hotel? Also, any other girls going over to study drop me a line if you want, i'm starting to freak out a bit at the prospect of going all by myself :)

RE: RE: room for student

by faroos

there is a hotel which is very cheap, called ALRABEIH , and harameen , it is in albahsa area , i prefer to stay there for a while and look for a good room in old damacus
Goog Luck

RE: RE: room for student

by zainab415

this is off topic, but I was wondering where youre studying and if you like the program. I also want to study arabic, but don't know where. Thanks, Z.

Accomodation In Dubai For a Fst Timer

by nyambago

Hi All

Can somebody please give me a rough Idea about this bed spaces? how ma ny people are in one room, and are they neat?

Please if u can please send me photos of the bedspaces if possible to my email address:

I will trully appreciate...

Re: Accomodation In Dubai For a Fst Timer

by colin_bramso

It's an impossible question to answer because every one is different. Some rooms have five people sharing, others have ten. Some are in new buildings some are in very old buildings. Whether they're neat depends on the people in them.

Also be aware that Dubai Municipality is cracking down on overcrowding, cutting off services and evicting people from the premises.


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 Sheraton Maaret Sednaya Hotel

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Address: Ma'aret Sednaya, Damascus, Syria