Sami Abdulrahman Park, Erbil

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#Nature / Park, #Must See
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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  • Special commemoration of the 2004 martyrs in Al Nusra's twin bombings of PUK and KDP HQs at Eid. As there are few large green public spaces in this dry noisy city that has developed too quickly one ca...  more »
  • The biggest and most organized green space in Erbil. Activities: running track, swimming pool, workout yard, climbing wall and kids areas. The place is organized and clean, families can enjoy their ti...  more »
  • Great and large park in Erbil. Wonderful to sit out with a long walk in the morning. A circular walk is about 5 km. for joggers and runners, there is a track of about 1.3 km.
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