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18 tourism projects in Dahr Al-Jabal, in Al-Suwayda

Dahr Al-Jabal area, which is located to the east of the city of Al-Suwayda, is considered a vacation destination due to its charming mountainous nature and fresh cool air.This made it important for investors. Thus the number of tourism projects in it reached 18.

Al-Suwayda Tourism Director Yarob Al-Arbeed said that the projects include restaurants, canteens, and hotels. They are divided into nine projects which are being implemented now and six large tourism projects that are licensed and are currently under implementation and 3 tourism projects under license. These projects provide great job opportunities for citizens, especially graduates of colleges of tourism and public and private hotel institutes and schools.

Al-Arbeed indicates that Ain Al-Marj area at Dahr Al-Jabal has been approved as an integrated tourism development zone. The work is underway to secure the necessary services and infrastructure due to it being an important area containing multiple tourism facilities with high investment specifications and costs.

During the past year, the Ministry of Tourism granted licenses of Tourism construction and  rehabilitation to five tourism projects in the province of Al-Suwayda, at an estimated cost of about 5 billion Syrian pounds, noting that the number of tourism projects put into service in the province of Al-Sweida is 58 projects.

The Tourism Director noted that Dahr Al-Jabal area is rich in antiquities, some of which date back to four thousand years BC, in addition to the spread of thousands of acres of natural forests and wooded lands with various fruit trees, especially vines and apples.

A Promenade monitors the beauty of Wadi Qandil … “Magical place” with unique intersection of sea and nature

Wadi Qandil town is a wonderful area which is surrounded by pine forests and citrus fields. The town is located about 25 km to the north of Lattakia. It  is considered as one of the charming tourist destinations in the coastal region.

Wadi Qandil beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Syria  as its golden sands  stretch for about 2 km. Referred to by some as the “ magical place” , with the unique intersection of sea, mountain and river - to some it is the most beautiful beach on the area.

Kafr Dabel a Phoenician village

Kafr Dabel a village from Jableh countryside, distinguished by the beauty of its nature and its location. Going back to four thousand years, was inhabited by Phoenicians and Arameans, who maintained its name until now. Kafr Dabel was part to the Phoenician kingdom of Ciano.

The name Kafr Dabel is made up of two nouns in the Syriac language, "Kafr", which means home, village, or place; and "Debel" meaning the Saint.

It is about (12) km from Jableh, (200) meters above sea level. Its population is approximately (5,000) people. Kafar Dabel is known for the kindness and generosity of its people. During war, the village offered martyrs in defense of the beloved land of Syria, and its people resisted the Ottoman and French occupations vigorously.

“ Al-Sarraj” village…stunning beauty between ancient rivers and castles

Charming nature ,  fresh air in addition to  pine and oak forests  on the road dazzle the visitor on his way to the village of Al-Sarraj in Lattakia countryside which is characterized by its  ancient rivers and  springs , its  location on  the road  of the four castles including  Salah  Eddin , Al-Muhalabiyah, Bani Qahtan and Minaqah, in addition to   its closeness  to the Shuh and  Cedar Reserve.

Al-Sarraj, which is  700 meters above sea level,  is  surrounded by a river that runs from  Al-Qarir on the northern side and meets Al-Blat river that stems from Jubet Berghal  village , according to  Eng. Mudar Murshid ,  head of the municipality of Karm Al-M’aysara to which the village  is affiliated. 

Syria’s tourism situation in 2020

Over the past years, Syria’s tourism sector has suffered severe blows as a result of the terrorist war and the coercive measures imposed on the country.

Great efforts have been exerted over the past period by the Syrian government and the civil society to recover tourism and restore its role as one of the pillars of national economy.

 Within this framework, the Ministry of Tourism intensified its efforts during 2020 to rehabilitate a number of damaged tourism facilities, to license new ones, to support development projects, to enhance internal and popular tourism and to strengthen investment and tourism cooperation with friendly countries through signing several agreements and memorandums of understanding.