Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 26 January 2020

Syrians come out in force for Food Street event in Damascus – in pictures

The event is part of a month-long series of activities in Damascus called "al-Sham gathers us"

The sweet smells of Syrian delicacies wafted across Tishreen Park over the weekend as food vendors doled out homemade food to crowds of Damascus foodies.

The newly-opened Food Street event is part of a month-long festival in the Syrian capital entitled "al-Sham gathers us".

The event is being held by the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, alongside the country's Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Ministry, and the Damascus Governorate.

It's the largest gathering of different Syrian restaurants in one place.

A number of social, art, sports and other events will be held for the next month as part of the festival in Damascus, alongside Food Street.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more photos from the event.

Updated: July 22, 2019 10:10 AM