Abu Rummaneh

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Abu Rummaneh in 1959

Abu Rummaneh (Arabic: أبو رمانة‎) is an upscale neighborhood west of Damascus, Syria. The quarter is centered on the palm-tree-lined Abu Rummaneh boulevard, known officially as al-Jalaa Boulevard, named for the evacuation of French mandate troops from Syria. The neighborhood serves as Damascus' diplomatic quarter, also housing the Arab Cultural Center and the French Institute for Arab Studies (IFEAD). The smaller streets on either side of the boulevard are lined by expensive, old-money apartment buildings, owned by wealthy Damascenes.[1]


  1. ^ Salamandra, Christa (2004). A new old Damascus: authenticity and distinction in urban Syria. Indiana University Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-253-21722-9. 

Coordinates: 33°31′4.31″N 36°17′8.13″E / 33.5178639°N 36.2855917°E / 33.5178639; 36.2855917