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.
Sami Abdulrahman Park Reviews
It's the most exciting place in Erbil With it's old building that reflects the old culture that was in It is the most important place in Erbil If you visit the city don't miss the opportunity to see i... more »
Very nice at the heart of Erbil city. Great for a walk, a family picnic, or jogging. The park is very large compared to other parks in Erbil city. Very well designed and maintained. more »
It is one of the best things ever that happened to our city. I roll down the windows everytime I drive by to inhale the fresh air and smell of the pines and eucalyptus leaves. It has also a 1.5 km running track for people to excersize. I only wish people stop smoking and littering this place and it would be great.
A great place for a nice family vacation during the spring and early summer in Erbil, it is clean, big , has lots of green fields and the trees provide great shade for a nice nap after a home made satisfying meal, there is clean toilets and lots of games for the kids, also a full sized football field and many fountains to play with during summer
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