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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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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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Good place for quiet contemplation and cup of tea

I found this place peaceful and interesting. The staff were informative and provided a cup of tea which was most welcome in the heat. This is a must see and do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AliceFelix
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place peaceful and interesting. The staff were informative and provided a cup of tea which was most welcome in the heat. This is a must see and do.

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fes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here in al fanar in qatar one year ago i like the place and location its very close to souq waqif my favourite place to relax and to have shisha our drink our food with your family our friends.

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Thank youness1020
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fanar is a cultural centre/mosque(masjid)/educational centre combined. It is located close to Doha Corniche and the old souks and is a prominent landmark in the city. The mosque was named after the famous Qatari Islamic Scholar hence is also known as Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Centre or the Spiral Mosque due to it's spiral design taken from... More 

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Thank rhussain2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has Arabic lessons and you can know more about religion and some history, very calm. Also has mosque inside

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Thank nastenasolnce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
Prague, Czech Republic
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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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Qatar
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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