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Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 0250
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Well worth a trip

Well worth a trip if you are in the area to see the history of Islam and where it fits in with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant_McIntosh
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Doha, Qatar
Learning about Islam

Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Center is one of the most widely known architectural landmarks in Doha... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
afmshiraj
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Doha, Qatar
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Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a trip if you are in the area to see the history of Islam and where it fits in with other religions. The architecture is obviously worth a photo as well. Should only take about 10 minutes to have a look around but...More

Thank Grant_McIntosh
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Center is one of the most widely known architectural landmarks in Doha. In this wedding-cake shaped building, non-Muslim visitors are offered extended as well as crash-courses on the Islamic faith. It offers a variety of educational, yet unforgettable, activities, such as exhibitions,...More

Thank afmshiraj
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This cultural center also called as Spiral Mosque is in the crowded area and is surrounded by Corniche on one side, Souq Waqid on other and shopping zone on the 3rd side. Looks great from top of the buildings in the night.

Thank ArvindYerram
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great looking mosque. We heard this was when one could go to learn about Islam. They also allow services in English.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If your want to know the history of islam, then a must visit place in qatar, They have done their best to give you full information about islam and culture.

1  Thank PATAN1983
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went looking for a more detailed cultural experience . What we actually saw was a pleasant room albeit large, with posters also large explaining the Quran. It was very well put together but I was left wanting to know more about the culture besides...More

Thank mariaalmeida186338
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want to know about Islam or if you are interesting to learn Basic things of Islam or if you want to convert to a Muslim, FANAR is the right place to visit and explore. Take an appointment and visit any of the Lecturers...More

2  Thank Abushakra
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went here when I first arrived in the country. They have a nice lobby with informative backdrops and posters, free books and pamphlets, and hold sessions/workshops on different days/times for those interested in learning about Islamic or Qatari history and culture.

Thank Sabreen T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is nice location to visit and take photos around it, I didn't enter it but at night it looks very nice.

Thank Wael A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Please inform the person who manage the Book Distribution Library to be more polite, courteous and not to be so arrogant. He displayed rudeness and negative attitude when serving visitor. Nevertheless, thank you so much for all the complimentary books given. Jazakallahu khairan!

Thank Darling E
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sam61982
Dear Sir/ Maam, Good day! Could you kindly give some informations regardinf arabic lessons in qatar fanar for non arabic speakers? What is the lessons hours and how much?
2 September 2016|
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Response from mansoorck | Reviewed this property |
Hi Starting from basic level to advanced level. Fee is 300 QR per level. Course material will be distributed and per day 1.5 hour session. Mostly the classes are available only in the evening and weekdays, if you want to... More
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