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Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 0250
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Modern mosque near souk

Centrally located near the souk this mosque dominates the local area and worth a look. Thanks for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nilintentum_reliquit
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an emblematic building of Doha

Was there on 2016. It is located on Souk so it will be able to visit it, free. Very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Konstantia M
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Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
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+974 4425 0250
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"islamic faith"
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"arabic language"
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"non muslims"
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"spiral tower"
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"great mosque"
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"iconic building"
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"located close"
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"grand mosque"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located near the souk this mosque dominates the local area and worth a look. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Was there on 2016. It is located on Souk so it will be able to visit it, free. Very beautiful building, excellent architecture. The staff is friendly and experienced and you can learn a lot about Islam. It is visible from many sites and at...More

Thank Konstantia M
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

When driving on the corniche from the airport to the Pearl or city centre you cannot miss the building with in the centre the spiral tower this is the Islamic centre where you can take a tour and find out about the origins of this...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Perhaps it was just chance or bad timing - all the other reviews seem to point to this being a great place to learn about islam and as I have just moved to Qatar I thought I should make the effort, although not religious I...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Set just across the street from the Souq Waqif this is the most striking and distinctive traditional building in Doha. A vast hexagonal bldg with a spiral tower representing a minaret, is home to Qatar Islamic cultural center. Entry is free and hosts very kind...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

i Just passed this Building, the Building Looks nice at Nights with the well done lightening. i think this Building is imitated from a Building of ancient Babylonia.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Easy walk from Souq Waqif. Interesting intro to Islam. Everyone was very kind and friendly. I had two men offer me coffee/tea. Another woman, a local Muslim, who just happened to be passing through, stopped and chatted with me for some time, took me to...More

Thank Jaime B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is across the road from Souq Waqif. Really nice place with very good facilities. There is a really nice lounge area and information about Islam. There is a mosque which has praying facilities for both men and women.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We wandered into the cultural centre by accident but were given a wonderful personal tour by one of the guides. He provided insight into a much misunderstood religion and was happy to answer any questions that we asked.

Thank Susie K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Fanar cultural Centre offers not only Arabic course for non Arabic speakers but also talks and visits such as Qatari majlis or Qatari herbal remedies. These are opened for families on Friday afternoon or for ladies only on Wednesday mornings. Bookings should be done through...More

Thank Micaella A
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Алтынай М
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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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