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Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“This is the most authentic local breakfast you can find. Eggs, Yogurt, Tea, Walnut, honey, qaimagh( recommended) .”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“The most unique sweets from Slemani are called Gazo ; there is no better place to buy these than at Tofiq Halwachi. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“If you visit Slemani and didn’t have Fasolya and Rice ( Beans and Rice) then you probably didn’t eat what locals eat. Sardar is the best place that manages being clean and family friendly while also offering the most typical Kurdish lunches one could ask for.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Members ONLY. A beautiful garden especially well suited for large group gatherings. All foods are local. You need to be with a member to visit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“A beautiful view of the city at night. The mountains overlook the city with all its beautiful lights and hills. Keep this simple , take some sun flower seeds with you together with a drink and enjoy the view.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“A trip to cradle of civilization won’t be complete without seeing archaeologically important museums such as the Slemani Museum. Also do make sure you ask about the Lost piece of “Epic of Gilgamesh””
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
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Café
“This place has one simple objective; to give you tea. If you also prefer to play some backgammon or know historically important Kurdish figures feel free to ask around.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The tragedy of the various atrocities committed against Kurdish people by various state and non-state entities. You will need to spend around 2 hours.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is the most authentic local breakfast you can find. Eggs, Yogurt, Tea, Walnut, honey, qaimagh( recommended) .”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you visit Slemani and didn’t have Fasolya and Rice ( Beans and Rice) then you probably didn’t eat what locals eat. Sardar is the best place that manages being clean and family friendly while also offering the most typical Kurdish lunches one could ask for.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Members ONLY. A beautiful garden especially well suited for large group gatherings. All foods are local. You need to be with a member to visit.”
  • 1 local recommends

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