The Sami Abdul-Rahman Park we know today is a masterpiece of landscape design and planning. For much of its history it was large military complex under Saddam Hussain’s rule.

The Sami Abdul-Rahman Park is the largest park area in Erbil and offers a wide variety of activities, as well as an amphitheatre, and many cafes and restaurants. The landscape stretching over a couple hundred acres is perfect for sports and has sports facilities within the grounds. The park is a great place to stroll and enjoy a break from the hectic city. Set amid green lush lawns, the park offers a lake with boat rides available; several play areas for children, as well as flower gardens, as well as benches for relaxing.