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It’s located around 1 hour drive from Sulaymaniah city and having various points for BBQ picnic as well as adjacent restaurants to avail food. I do recommend Barez huts for full day to avail true enjoyment of scenic beauty.
I travelled on various occasions between Suleymanieh and Erbil via Dukan. I passed by the Dukan lake to go to Rania. However, I’d like to comment about Dukan and its wonderful mountain range: beautiful nature and great peaks. Dukan itself is a nice village split...More
It's a wonderful place with many picnic and photo opportunities. Suitable for a nice refreshing dip in the summer. Lots of wonderful view-point close to the dam.
Oh and grilled fish in restaurants in Dukan town is to die for!
From a high view point, the lake of Dokan is beautiful and breath taking, as much of the Kurdistan nature is. However, once you get closer by, the landscaping around the lake is not that inviting. Basically hard rock, no grass and practically no shade....More
This is a popular place for people to escape the city and relax in a relatively quiet atmosphere in the area of a large lake and swim and engage in various watersports, especially during the summer when the temperature soars.
Beautiful lake nestled under the Sara Mountain. Many people from Sulaymaniyah and Erbil go there on the weekends for picnic and sightseeing. There are restaurants near the river serving masgoof. The lake is dammed so water is calm with occasional speed boat. It's a great...More
Dukan lake is simply astonishing. It is very big and the landscape is incredible, I felt like was going to see a dinosaur from one moment to the other. I am not sure accommodation in the area, I went there on a day trip but...More