There are a number of different visas available for individuals wishing to travel to Syria. Those wishing to enter Damascus must have a valid passport (valid for the next 6 months at least), must submit two application forms, two passport sized photographs and the application fee. Visa application can be made at a Syrian embassy/ diplomatic mission from within the travelers’ country of residence. Syrian authorities do not admit travelers who have visited Israel prior to visiting Damascus (indicated by an entry stamp into Israel). Those wishing to stay in Damascus for more than 15 days have to register themselves with Syrian immigration authorities. There is a departure tax for all those visiting Syria amounting to 1500 Syrian Pounds.
Citizens of the United Arab Emirates require a visa to enter Syria. Visa application must be made at either the Syrian Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Syrian Consulate in Dubai:
Embassy of Syria in Abu Dhabi
Address: P O Box 4011, Abu Dhabi,
Consulate of Syria in Dubai
Address: 1 Umm Hurair, Dubai
Telephone: +971 (4)-266-3354
Fax: +971 (4) -265-3393