Dummar

Dummar (Arabic: دمر‎) is a municipal district of Damascus, Syria, located in the northwest of the city. It is the largest district of Damascus in terms of area.[2]

The construction of the district was launched in the 1970s, with the first residents moved in during mid-1980s. Today it is a largely middle-class suburb home to many Damascene professionals.[3]

The municipality includes the Kurdish neighborhood of Wadi al-Mashari (Arabic: وادي المشاريع‎, Kurdish: Zorava‎, meaning Valley Projects)[4]

Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, it was largely known as the safest area of Damascus, and was the site of a charity marathon for children with cancer.[5]