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The Umayyad Mosque is in the centre of the Damascus and on the perimeter of the Old City. For international visitors the fee is 500 Syrian pounds or about $1.25. Men must wear long pants to enter but if you do not have long trousers...More
Response from Drpatrickkelly | Reviewed this property |
Just show up at the mosque any day and you can pay for entry. I am not aware of any guided tour of the mosque.
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thank you for pointing out that cheat for others to avoid. There are many hundreds of honest traders in Damascus Souq