Sulaimani and Surrounds – Middle East Tourism Expo – Metex
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Sulaimani and Surrounds

Sulaimani and surrounds:

  • Sulaimani museum, located on Salim Street, houses local items that date back thousands of years. It is one of the richest museums in the Region.
  • The Red House Museum, which was a detention centre under Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath regime, shows how its detainees lived, and recounts the genocidal campaigns against the Kurds in Iraq.
  • Dokan Lake, 70 km west of Sulaimani, is a local resort with hotels, restaurants and holiday chalets.
  • Darbandikhan dam 65 km south east of Sulaimani also has tourist cabins, restaurants, leisure facilities.
  • Ahmadawa resort, known for its springs, waterfalls and orchards, is a popular summer escape for locals and tourists.