Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Architecture
    The amazing architecture of this building always caught my eye when visiting the Souq Waqif. The illumination after dark is especially beautiful. I wish I had a chance to go inside. It is a cultural center that helps visitors understand the religion of Islam. I had several friends who did go to the Cultural Center and had a good experience.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 30 July 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can see its Minaret from various areas of the city!
    For 2 days as I walked and then drove by with my hired driver, I could see its circular, high minaret. First time to see such a beautiful minaret! Located near the Souq Waqif, it is recommended to visit this attraction as well. Took many pictures here to commemorate my visit of this attraction.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 November 2023
  • John P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discover Qatar's Islamic Culture at Fanar
    My recent visit provided insights into Islamic art, history, and traditions in a contemporary setting. The welcoming staff, coupled with the wealth of information available, made my visit memorable. For anyone keen on exploring the Islamic culture of Qatar, Fanar is an outstanding destination.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 December 2023
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Rogério - 60+ countries visited
Klaipeda, Lithuania923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very interesting architecture. We drove and walked by a few times. It is probably best to visit in afternoon when sun is down. Combine with your visit to Souq Waqif
Written 21 February 2024
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John P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
My recent visit provided insights into Islamic art, history, and traditions in a contemporary setting. The welcoming staff, coupled with the wealth of information available, made my visit memorable. For anyone keen on exploring the Islamic culture of Qatar, Fanar is an outstanding destination.
Written 16 December 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
For 2 days as I walked and then drove by with my hired driver, I could see its circular, high minaret. First time to see such a beautiful minaret!

Located near the Souq Waqif, it is recommended to visit this attraction as well. Took many pictures here to commemorate my visit of this attraction.
Written 13 November 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The amazing architecture of this building always caught my eye when visiting the Souq Waqif. The illumination after dark is especially beautiful. I wish I had a chance to go inside. It is a cultural center that helps visitors understand the religion of Islam. I had several friends who did go to the Cultural Center and had a good experience.
Written 31 July 2023
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Ellen M
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I can't thank Adam enough for helping coordinate and hosting such an informative visit to the Cultural Center for a group of 11 college students. He was understanding of the fact we were a bit late due to travel glitches, needing restroom breaks, and the fact most were completely worn out from jet lag and temperatures above 100. He shared so much valuable information and made for a memorable experience. The students got to experience prayer time (the women in abayas), tea in the majalis with a Qatari, learned about Islamic vs Muslim culture and even took a virtual reality trip to Mecca. This is a must (and totally FREE) activity for anyone living in or visiting Qatar!!
Written 31 May 2023
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TheoRokas
Athens, Greece13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
a traditional bazaar by the beach, in the midle of Doha center. a touristic attracion wih lots of restaurants and souvenirs. a nice place to be after a suncet walk in the Cornice.
Written 13 May 2023
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Lars D
Johannesburg, South Africa160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Curious about Islam? This is a great starting point for both new Muslims and those are just curious. A very warm welcome when you get there you are encouraged to watch a 3D headset mounted video about the birth of Islam. It brought tears to my eyes so beautifully done it was. After that a guide will take you through the basic tenants if Islam through a very informative question and answer tour. From there you are taken to the onsite mosque to witness and record If you wish the call to prayer. They will teach you how to pray should you wish to participate in the prayers. I tagged along with another group and took part in most of the tour. There is plenty of free literature to take home with you . Entrance is free. Best time to go is around the various prayer times to make the most of the experience. Well worth going to even If you already follow the Muslim faith as I do.
Written 9 May 2023
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Eduardo Y
Sao Paulo, SP372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
During the World Cup, there was a tour with a VR presentation in the beginning, Arab coffee and date was served in a tent style living room and finishing with a visit to the mosque.
Written 14 February 2023
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AsViagens
Montreal, Canadá61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
If you are looking for a place where you can learn about Muslims, that's the place. They are so kind and gentle and explain everything to you... and not to mention the coffee and the delicious tea they offered every time. Adam is the one who was our guide.... such a great guy! And if you mentioned you are from Brazil.... they will love it!
Written 9 January 2023
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Livernog
Wirral, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I am in the process of moving to Doha as a trailing spouse and wandered into Al Fanar a few weeks ago.

It was prayer time and one was available so I just hung around and read the interesting information about Islam on the wall displays. After prayers had ended I asked for some more information and was taken to the Majilis and had an interesting conversation with a young man who spoke very good English, gave me coffee and some background on Islam and how Qatar had developed from a poor nation to a modern wealthy state following the discovery of oil and gas.

I was then taken to an affable gentleman (Adam) who told me a little about Islam and gave me a booklet, essentially containing what was on the wall displays but useful to read in your own time.

My impression was that Western visitors were maybe not common at the Centre and I was offered the opportunity to use a new 3D visual headset telling the story of Islam and its development, I am middle aged and hadn't used one of these devices before but really enjoyed the 3D effects and felt honoured that I was given the opportunity to use it and give some feedback.

I hadn't been in the City long and was keen to have some interaction with local people and it was delightful to be made so welcome. The minaret is iconic and can be seen from many places in Doha so I would urge you to pay them a visit if you are visiting the area.
Written 9 November 2022
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