Damascus, Syria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Damascus, Syria? If you're planning to go to Damascus, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Damascus, Syria

Based on the climate and weather in Damascus, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Damascus, Syria by month

January

January in Damascus is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots

February

February in Damascus is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

March

March in Damascus is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

April

If you vacation in Damascus during April, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

May here is extremely warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

June

If you vacation in Damascus during June, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you go to Damascus in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

August

August is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

September

September is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

October

October in Damascus is extremely warm and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

Traveling to Damascus in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Damascus can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Damascus, Syria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Damascus, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, E and L
  • A SIM card that works in Damascus
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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