Sami Abdulrahman Park, Erbil

4.2
Must see · Park · Nature / Park
Built on the site of Saddam Hussein's former military base and detention camp, Sami Abdulrahman Park draws scores of locals for relaxation and recreation. Favored by families and wedding parties, the park boasts rolling green lawns, lakes with fountains, rose gardens, children's playgrounds, and a small amphitheater. Take a jog along the running track, or simply stroll the tree-lined pathways and soak in the atmosphere. The park commemorates a former prime minister that was one of nearly 100 people who lost their lives in a 2004 terrorist attack. See their names inscribed in the memorial monument, together with words "Freedom is not free." Arrange to visit Sami Abdulrahman Park and other attractions in Erbil using our Erbil travel itinerary planner.
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  • Tartan track for running (1,400m) with lots of pathways all over the park. Two big ponds with water features located in the center. The massive amount of trees makes this the coolest place...  more »
  • Located near to airport, have connections with local transport to almost every city around Kurdistan. Amazing Citadel, and Bazaar located nearby, as well as Minaret park and Shanider Park. You can...  more »
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  • A lovely place to take a walk in. You can bring a light meal and enjoy a quick picnic in the weekend. If you are into sports, there is a running track, bicycles to rent. There are free football stadium, basketball, tennis and a volleyball courts. You can also find a beautiful library, a gym, closed and open swimming pool. The park also contains a couple free ping pong tables and outside working out equipments. There is a 5 star restaurant and more than two dozen food carts. There is way more than what I mentioned in this review but for me none of them worth more than the lovely people who a visit it.
  • Very big park...... Good to freshen up. Children's 👬playing area... Not much green grass.... Flowers 🌸🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼💐 and plantation are very nice.... Love to visit again.... Just walk and you will enjoy.. No entry fees. Have lake 🚣 for pedal boating. Takes 1k dinars per person.

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