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Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

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Address: Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number:
+974 4425 0250
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Interesting architecture object

I have not been inside but it looks special from outside. It is like a shell that is put on the wide side, where the opening for a creature that lives inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Delft, The Netherlands
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been inside but it looks special from outside. It is like a shell that is put on the wide side, where the opening for a creature that lives inside.

Thank Shimnik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here to attend "learn Qur'an seminar" nice place spacious auditoriums. a nice place for nice gatherings. only thing no parking space. but good option is souq parking.

Thank Badar U
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will enjoy your stay when you visit Fanar , Qatar Islamic cultural center , good knowledge . I highly recommend it for families and for children

Thank hazemelgharib
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful mosque is a nice place to visit for culture and understanding of Islam - Arabic lessons are available as well

1 Thank Peteski2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting and full of islamic culture and interesting things to learn about the Islamic culture

1 Thank Charmaine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

There was just a hall whose walls were lined with information that is extremely comprehensive. Basically summarizes what Islam stands for and this is what is needed to dispel misconceptions of Islam. There was also a guide who approached us to ask if we wanted to know more of Qatari culture so he brought us to a "majlis" area where... More 

1 Thank azianSingapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

They were so welcoming and open to a wide variety of questions; I felt respected by the sincerity of our hosts and the honesty of their answers. Some in my group felt they were proslatizing too much, but that's the purpose of their center, so I didn't mind and actually felt like it was a refreshingly candid exchange.

1 Thank Wendy S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Fanar is the cultural organization in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It is located close to Doha Corniche and is a prominent landmark in the city. The center's most distinguished feature is its mosque which has a unique minaret design. Prior to 2009, Fanar's mosque was the largest in the country. It has since been over taken in this category... More 

1 Thank RiznyIsmail
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This is just across the road from the Souk Waqif so it's worth dropping in. It's free and you'll see a small exhibit on Islam which is interesting. We were welcomed with tea or coffee and someone comes over to help and talk about the exhibit if you'd like. We declined as we wanted to go at our own pace.... More 

Thank Lorren E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

An interesting and inspiring building, it really stands out. Inside it's more a religious centre than a cultural one. The ground floor has a few walls with posters explaining religious beliefs. Beyond that it's a mosque. The whole visit took 30 minutes.

Thank flatlandermanitoba

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