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Islamic Culture Center

Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 0250
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Doha
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The distinctive curled minaret Fanar, Qatar Islamic Cultural Center stand out against the other buildings on Grand Hamad Street. Opposite Souq Waqif, the centre offers non-Muslims the opportunity to learn about Islam through various activities, including attending Friday prayers, taking a tour of the mosque, learning Arabic or downloading publications from the website. Opening times 8 am to noon/4 pm... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Wow I didn't know that is certainly the feeling that I left with after visiting as part of their Friday mosque experience. Information boards are educational, interesting and relevant some of today's opinions on the Muslim religion.

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