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Islamic Culture Center

Address: Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4425 0250
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Doha
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An interesting visit of the mosque. Guide explanations and leaflets collected are a little too much oriented to converting you to islam. Not a big deal, but I personally would have loved to learn about Islam's history and background in a more neutral approach. Instead I received all sorts of information or books trying to convince me that Islam is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We found this a very interesting experience but go prepared for a discussion of Islam with the staff there. The display is relatively modest but gives a non-moslem a fair introduction to the Islamic faith. The staff are very attentive - we were offered a sweet tea and lots of discussion. They are keen to answer questions and to discuss... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

At Fanar, you will be met like a friend and given as much or as little help in getting to know more about Islam as you would like. They also run inexpensive and good Arabic courses. The building itself merits a visit, and there is an interesting mosque as part of it.

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Doha, Qatar
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

As a visitor to Doha this is an absolute must if you seek to grasp a better understanding of the culture and the Islamic faith. The guide spoke perfect English, was able to explain the faith, and the culture to us in a 1 1/2 hour session and also take us into the mosque. Please remember to wear respectful clothing... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

building is well illuminated, interior is spectacular, nice gift shop, clean floor, good restaurant, high quality souvenir item, good guide to learn islamic culture.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very very clean, nice gift shop and restaurant . Staff very helpful at exhibits. Gift shop had very good quality items.

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On 7-8-9 November 2014 we visited Doha. The first day of our visit was booked for Islamic Arts Museum of Doha. First the building: designed by Mr. Pei, it vaguely portraits a women in abaya.By night, when the building is illuminated, the resemblance is very striking. The interior is also beautiful. While visiting the displays, pay special attention to the... More 

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Lodz, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It is good to go if you want to get some information about islamic religion. They will dress you in abaya (strange feeling) and they will guide you there. I was taken to mousqe. The explained all about the religion. I didn't know about it. They treat you a bit as a someone who wants to became muslim.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The location, the architecture and the isnide cafe/restaurants are good reasons to visit the Center. However, the exhibition is the real value and surprises with a variety and selection that is made to attract and create curiosity about the islamic history and culture.

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Doha, Qatar
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place was not designed to be an attraction but because it in the heart of the city it looks so. It a mosque that was built to look like an old building in Iraq calles samiraa. Any way its main job in doha is to inform and educate non muslims about islam. Books are printed in many languages and... More 

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