Sami Abdulrahman Park

Sami Rahman Park is a green area in Arbil, Kurdistan, northern Iraq. The park is several hectares in size and contains a lake, rose garden and the Martyrs Monument as well as a restaurant and market. The site was formerly the location of a detention centre of Saddam Hussain’s regime. It is named after Sami Abdul Rahman, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government who was killed in a suicide bombing on 1 February 2004, aged 71.

The park was the location for the First Erbil Freedom Day Community Run on 9 April 2007 organised by the Salah Rahman Sports Foundation, which has since become an annual event.

The park is also the location for the Erbil International Fair as well as a sports center.

 

 

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