Damascus International Fair

Damascus International Fair

Damascus International Fair is the oldest Fair in the Middle East, distinguishes by its long history of activities that consider a reference for Time and Place memory.

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The old site of Damascus International Fair extends from Damascus downtown, from Victoria Bridge and the National Museum along Barodda river passed the green squares to reach Umayyad Square.

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image003And it also distinguishes by its amazing Fountains and the National Pavilions which embrace the participation of several number of East and West Countries.
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TThe 1st edition of DIF was held on the first of Sept/ 1954, and it was extended on a space of 250.000 sqm.
The Fair was lasted for one month, where the number of visitors exceeded 1.000.000 visitor from various countries.

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26 Foreign and Arab countries were participated in the Fair, in addition to a various number of Syrian Industrial and commercial Enterprises.

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During the fifths, DIF was a huge Economic and International Event that achieved an Economic, Commercial and Tourist success exceeded the expectations.

 

The high columns with the flags of the participated countries were along the road.

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A special Arc created in 1935 was located on the main entrance of the fair, it was similar to the rainbow, and considered as a manifestation of “Damascus International Fair”

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In the early sixties of twentieth century, the Syrian Artists raised in Umayyad Square in the center of the Capital a monument of Damask Sword as a symbol of the City power and resistance

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This monument of Damask Sword has two wide fronts, ornamented with pieces of transparent colored plastic, each piece represents a flag of one country.
The western front overlooking the Umayyad Square, while the eastern one overlooking the main entrance of Damascus International Fair.

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With the passage of years, and with the great crowding inside Damascus city, there was necessity to find a new place with wide spaces to fit the increasing of the participating countries and exhibitors, in addition to the International and Syrian companies, as well as the great number of visitors..

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The new Fairground is one of the biggest worldwide spreading over 1.2 million square meter, located on the Highway between Damascus and the International Airport. This state-of-the-art fairground enjoys exhibition hall, services and facilities according to the most modern global standards.

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The new Fairgrounds provides all the necessary services for the Business visitors, exhibitors and the organizers.

There are Warehouses, custom and workshops, Business Center Press center, Restaurants and cafes, and Parking: 11.000 sqm. with a capacity of 1800 car.

 

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The new Fairgrounds provides all the necessary services for the Business visitors, exhibitors and the organizers.

There are Warehouses, custom and workshops, Business Center Press center, Restaurants and cafes, and Parking: 11.000 sqm. with a capacity of 1800 car.

 

 

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The Built exhibition space is 83.000 sqm.
The Open exhibition space is 150.000 sqm.
While the Green space is 60.000 sqm.

The Fairgrounds has five external gates for cars, and ten internal gates for visitors.The new Fairgrounds could embrace several exhibitions at the same time, and it has hosted tens of specialized exhibitions, in addition to Damascus International Fair, as well as many investments.

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