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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
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Historical Site for Learning and Sightseeing

Fanar is the historical site of the religion in Qatar, and offers an Arabic course to those who are interested to learn it's language. This is also the place for non - muslim to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Eiggam V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a number of times and architecture is amazing. There is a market nearby and you can buy all sorts of items including jewelry.

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Thank Princess P
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This structure in the middle of Doha overlooking the ever growing West Bay skyscrapers as well as the Museum of Islamic Art backdrop shouts out Qatar! Its a nice photo opportunity, might be similar to the Eiffel Tower of Paris or Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Okay, might be a bit stretch but the building has really that Qatar identity. And... More 

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Thank Turknoys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Inspired by ancient and modern Islamic architecture, Fanar is a tribute to Qatar's rich Muslim heritage. Friday sermons are offered in English and often feature well-known scholars and speakers. Basic information is provided on essential Muslim practices and beliefs.

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Thank Nawaz K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fanar is the historical site of the religion in Qatar, and offers an Arabic course to those who are interested to learn it's language. This is also the place for non - muslim to study the teaching of Islam. Last year, I studied the "spoken and level 1 course" of Arabic language; and I was able to appreciate the beauty... More 

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Thank Eiggam V
Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

You will like the place as it is near to Souk wagif. During the evening you will like the atmosphere .

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Thank kerimthecloser
Qatar
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I visited the Fanar to personally inquire about Arabic language and calligraphy courses (which the expats in my social circles rave about), and I used the visit to have a look around the facility. If I am perfectly honest, I had hoped for more from the Fanar. I had hoped it would be an awe-inspiring monument to Islam and the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It is one of the must place need to visit in Qatar where you can find the traditional shops and history of Qatar

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a very lovely mosque that offers a lot of services to the community that's worth looking into. The layout however is a little cumbersome to access. The second floor can only be accessed by walking around the building and taking a special set of elevators, which are sometimes too full. Disappointed in the facilities for women, which is... More 

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Thank Hana G
Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Fanar includes a variety of items rich of Islamic heritage and history . a must visit location if you come to Doha

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Thank Georges T
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Its a landmark really. You dont meet a lot of people in Qatar who do not know what or where Fanar is (or sometimes called the spiral mosque). Right in the middle of Qatar - opposite Souq Waqif, near to MIA (Museum of Islamic Art), next to the Corniche - so very convenient and accessible. Very informative inside on the... More 

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