1/11/2005

Ceta-Mall


City Mall is the only western-style shopping mall in Damascus (two others were opened outside the city in Sabboura and on Daraa Highway). For reasons that are not well understood, it is known among taxi drivers as "Cetamol" (pronounced seetah-mol) which is the Syrian brand name for the pain killer Panadol/Tylenol.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have not been to Syria since 1990. This is amazing! I noticed that one of the shops is called "Top Style." Are non-arabic names allowed now? I remember when they banned non-arabic names for shops & businesses. When the ban was enforced, one of the computer stores had to change its name from Lotus to Nayloufer (which is the Arabic name of the Lotus, I guess!). That was funny.

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هادي said...
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luz de la luna said...

You should be happy it is the only one. Soul destroying monsters that they are! :-)

Best Wishes
La Luna

Rafeed said...

Dear Ayman today I showed your last 2 posts to my American resident who couldn't stop lauhghing at that ...really it is a good job that you are doing , ur website and ur blog are one of the best sites that u can use to introduce ur country to other persons ... he was impressed when he surfed through Damascus-online easily because it is published both in English and arabic ... by the way he was shocked when I told him that we publish our exam scores on the web ....
by the way it is not only the resident who laughed also I status laughiticus when I read it .