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Damascus Airport (DAM) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Damascus Airport information page with information on Damascus Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Damascus driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Damascus Airport car rental options and search for the best available Damascus car rental rates in the search box below.


Damascus Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips




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Damascus Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are two major car rental companies represented at the DAM Damascus International Airport. Their rental counters are situated in the airport terminal building.


Damascus Airport Car Rental Companies

Avis, Hertz


Damascus Driving Information


 
Driving is on the right side of the road.


 
All Damascus Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Damascus Driving Stress Level: 9/10

If you have never driven in Syria before, make sure you take a taxi first in order to get a first-hand idea of what traffic is like. Especially in Damascus and Aleppo, near-constant congestion, a very aggressive driving style, bad roads and highly dubious quality of road signs make driving there an interesting experience. There are basically no rules that are actually enforced or adhered to – so always expect other cars to run red lights, or cut you off, or drive in the wrong direction (providing pleasant little adrenaline highs if this happens on a highway at night and the oncoming car has no lights). It might seem as if the system is working, but Syria has one of the highest traffic fatalities rates in the world, so do be careful.


 


Damascus Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com does not recommend a Damascus Airport car rental.

Only attempt this option if you have driven here before or are accustomed to chaotic driving environments.



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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2015