Damascus Shopping

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    Cham city centre: Shopping malls

    by Robin020 Written Feb 11, 2012
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    Cham City Center



    The perfect place to relax with your family and friends ,Cham City Center . It has plenty to offer you- a choice of over 100 superb shops, restaurants, fast food outlets, a children’s entertainment center, Health and Fitness Gym, and Business Center.



    Located in the heart of Damascus, in one of the most beautiful and quiet residential region . in general ,you can reach Cham City Center from anywhere in Damascus in less than 20 minutes driving.



    Previously we were limited to small outlets, but now the city boasts the impressive Cham City Center mall, an international standard, family oriented retail and leisure facilities, established in 2006.



    Cham City Center is the most prestigious in the country so far It covers an area of over 80.000 sq .m. it comprises of 6 levels of retail ,dining ,entertainment outlets ,health club and more than 400 covered car park areas.



    Cham city center has more than 100 prestigious stores including the most famous local and International brands, where you have also a wide choices of restaurants , fast food and cafes.



    Cham City Center health club include a gym containing the latest model equipments , indoor swimming pool and spa . When you decide to runaway from your daily routines, you will not find any better place than Cham City Center.
    Opening Hours

    SHOPS:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 11:00 AM TO 11:00 PM
    FRIDAY: FROM 4:30 PM TO 11:00 PM

    RESTAURANTS:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 AM
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 1:00 AM

    SUPERMARKET:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 MN
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 12:00 MN

    ENTERTAINMENT:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:30 AM
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 12:30 AM

    GYM & SWIMMING POOL:
    DAILY: FROM 6:30 AM TO 12:00 MN

    What to buy: Opening Hours

    SHOPS:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 11:00 AM TO 11:00 PM
    FRIDAY: FROM 4:30 PM TO 11:00 PM

    RESTAURANTS:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 AM
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 1:00 AM

    SUPERMARKET:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 MN
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 12:00 MN

    ENTERTAINMENT:
    DAILY EXCEPT FRIDAY: FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:30 AM
    FRIDAY: FROM 1:00 PM TO 12:30 AM

    GYM & SWIMMING POOL:
    DAILY: FROM 6:30 AM TO 12:00 MN

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    Damascus boulevard: Shopping malls

    by Robin020 Written Feb 11, 2012

    Damascus Boulevard

    Damascus Boulevard, situated near the Four Seasons Hotel is preparing to roll out the Red Carpet for Damascus.

    This development is a joint venture between SSTI, Khorafi (Kuwait), The Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality developed in conjunction with the Four Seasons Hotel.

    The mall layout, overlooking the park and views of the Four Seasons Hotel, incorporating a restored Mosque, sets the scene for relaxed outdoor shopping, strolling through stores and cafes in open air.

    The official launch is set to take place during the month of July, introducing Damascus to the new address in the city just in time for summer. Current tenants trading include Costa Coffee, Sega Fredo, Simo sunglasses and D&M ladies fashions hosting some of the top international brands in the world.

    The well known Rotana Café forms part of the restaurant/café offering at Damascus Boulevard. This unique store in the Middle East will attract the attention of the entire family, with a multi level design, indoor and outdoor dining areas, CD store and the latest in sound and light technology. This café will be talked about throughout the region and is set to change the face of entertainment in Damascus.

    Damascus Boulevard caters for high end users with an acquired taste for luxury and the better things in life. Long summer evenings will be consumed by strolling through the Boulevard, relaxing at one of the cafes and indulging in exclusive fashion shopping.

    A selected tenant mix will provide shoppers with fashion, jewelry, accessories and relaxed dining and entertainment opportunities. The mall is 100% let and tenants are putting the final touches to their stores.

    It is time for something new in Damascus and this is where it is happening.

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    Damasquino shopping mall: Shopping malls

    by Robin020 Written Feb 11, 2012

    Damasquino Mall was opened in 2009,devided in 70 shopping units in 7 flours.
    There are all you can find form cloth to furniture to food to electronics ..

    Opening hours :
    shops from 11am till 11pm

    cafes and restaurants from : 09 am till 1 am

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  • Kahwagi carpentry studio: Wood doors in Damascus

    by aidadalati Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Yasser Kahwagi is a great artist and a top carpenter. His studio is next to Al Mamluka Hotel in Bab Tuma. The Studio stands in the courtyard of an old Damascus house and you can not see the great beds and closets of walnut inlayed with mother of pearl that he makes unless you come with an introduction so please use my name because he really deserves your attention.

    What to buy: Do not go to any one else because he is the source. Mother of pearl in walnut beds with great head boards, closets to match. Doors to order

    What to pay: He is super honest. what goes for $3000 a closet on the streets he sells for $1400
    Beds around 900 US

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    Aleppo soap

    by natsusu Written Jun 18, 2010

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    What to buy: The main constituents of Aleppo soap are olive oil and laurel Oil. Handmade with no chemical. Sounds very good for skin. Actually it is.
    Once you use this soap you will feel your skin get smooth and moist.
    The color of outside of the soap is pale brown. Dry. Inside is green. For a long time I was thinking vivid green is better quality but shop keeper told me that the more the sope is aging the more the color is fading. If you are looking for better quality, you should by pale green.

    Shops in Hamidiye souk are happy to show you sample and give you advice.
    It's good for souvenier as it is not as heavy as it looks.

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    at the Tekea: handicrafts

    by uglyscot Written May 30, 2010

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    The shops at the handicraft market inside the Tekea courtyard are local work. There are objects made of glass, porcelain, silver, wooden boxes inlaid with mother-of-pearl, clothes and scarves, in fact so many different things that you can choose from.

    What to pay: As with most shopping in this part of the world, half the fun is the haggling. Some places will not reduce the price at all, but you can but try.

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    Several: General

    by PierreZA Written Apr 16, 2010

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    Shopping in the Souks
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    Shopping opportunities in Damascus are endless. The souks are almost seductive in a way, it is difficult not to buy, buy, and buy.

    The souks are not as clearly organised compared to Aleppo, but there are areas specialising in spices, sweets, textiles, clothes and jewellery.

    Souvenir shops are scattered all over. There are also many, many shops outside of the souks all over the old city.

    What to buy: Brocade
    Silks
    Wood inlaid furniture and other items
    Arabic Sweets
    Spices
    Carpets and Rugs

    What to pay: Haggle

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    Villa Moda: For the rich & famous

    by MM212 Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    Villa Moda - Damascus

    Located on Midhat Pasha Street (Via Recta) in Old Damascus, Villa Moda has transformed an old khan (caravanserai) into this exquisite boutique of the highest end of European fashions. Villa Moda is a chain of luxury clothing department stores selling men's and women's casual fashion labels, such as Iceberg, D&G, etc., with branches in Kuwait and Dubai. The chain is owned by a Kuwaiti prince who has built himself a name in the fashion industry in the Middle East. This shop, however, only sells women's fashions.

    What to buy: Prices are as expensive as Milano or Paris, so likely us visitors will buy nothing here. However, it is worth visiting the shop to see a successful rehabilitation of an old khan in Damascus, and if you're lucky you may observe some elegant Damascene bourgeoisie shopping one evening.

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    Various: Al-Qaimariya Street

    by MM212 Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    Al Qaimariya Street at Dawn

    Al-Qaimariya Street runs east towards the Christian Quarter from the ruins of the Roman Gate just east of the Omayyad Mosque. It is a charming street, paved with cobblestones and contains numerous small shops that make and sell Syrian arts and crafts. I found the quality of the few shops in the street to be even better than the actual souk with a lot less shoppers, making it overall a pleasant experience. The street itself was created during the Hellenistic period to connect the Temple of Zeus/Haddad (later Jupiter) with the agora (later Forum) further east. The Romans built a colonnade along this street, much like that of Via Recta, and one or two of these columns can still be seen along the street.

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    The Boulevard: Shopping by the Four Seasons

    by MM212 Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    Tomb of Farukhshah in background (Dec 09)
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    Adjacent to the Four Seasons, the Boulevard is one of many new luxury shopping centres sprouting all over Damascus. No spices or traditional products are sold here, only Western fashion, shoes and jewellery, plus a couple of international restaurants and cafés. If visiting Damascus for more than a few days then it might be worth stopping here briefly, either for a respite from the narrow alleys of the old city, or simply to buy a new pair of walking shoes! Another reason to come here would be to see a different face of the city, where the Damascus bourgeoisie and wealthy Gulf tourists hang out. Still, it would be hard to escape history in this 7000 year old city, for the Boulevard was constructed around two ancient domed mausoleums containing the tombs of Farukhshah (nephew of Saladdin) and Bahramshah, built in 1183 and 1230, respectively.

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    TONY STEPHAN: TONY STEPHAN SHOP IN DAMASCUS

    by Aihamsafieh Written Oct 1, 2009

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    Dear friend

    Good day from Damascus

    I called Tony Stephan Shop in Damascus & talked to the manager, he told me that they don't have e-mail
    so, all what i can do is to post you there adress with Tel & Fax numbers

    Al Hamidieh Souk Number 149 - POBox 4700
    Damascus - Syria
    Tel : 245 10 75
    Fax : 221 21 98

    you have to enter the code +963 11 + the number above

    i hope this will be usedul for you

    Best regards
    Aiham Safieh

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    From the street vendors.: Buy fresh almonds.

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 20, 2009

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    Fresh almonds.

    Being from the north of europe i am not used to fresh almonds and especially not in the huge quantities you see them in Syria.
    They can be bought from street vendors around Damascus, especially from the vendors just outside the old part of Damascus and in particular in the spring time where they harvest them.'
    They are very tasty and very cheap too.

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    Pluto photo services center.: Good photo shop.

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 19, 2009

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    Pluto photo Damascus.
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    I have used pluto photo a few times in Damascus and they have a very good service and ok prices.
    I have copied a few things on to cd's at their place and bought some camera stuff there and it has always been of a good quality,.
    Recommended place.

    What to buy: Cameras and camera equipment.

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    buy sweets.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 27, 2008

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    sweet store.

    The arabs love sweets more than anyone.
    Mabye it´s because of the lack of alcohol that they have taken to sweets that much, but Damascus is certainly a feast for sweet lovers.
    It almost seem like every second shop in Damascus i a sweet store selling all types of sweets.
    It´s very common that a shop will have a few hundred types of chocolate for instance.

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    buy spices and herbs.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 27, 2008

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    spicy shop.

    spices and herbs are sold in many places around Damascus and this is a place where you can really get yourself a good deal.
    The prices are much lower than in europe and the variety is huge.
    i mostly buy a bit myself even if i´m a real crappy cook.

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