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Sami Abdulrahman Park, Erbil
(4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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." Plan to see Sami Abdulrahman Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Erbil family vacation planner.
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  • I expected this to be full of people on Friday but it was totally empty. Also, the lakes and fountains were dry/nonfunctional. I expect it must be much nicer out of drought season and maybe not on Fri...  more »
  • The most green and full of oxygen park in Erbil, very big in way that you can easily find places to relax and places to exercise or even to dine. 
  • The nicest and largest park in Erbil. Very nice to walk around or have a nice picnick. The track court is amazing for runners.