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Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 0250
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Doha Landmark!

One of Doha Landmarks , you can spot it by driving along the Corniche, next to Souq Wakif... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Definately worth a visit

This is also called the Spiral Mosque and is a replica of the Great Mosque in Samarra in Iraq.It is... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 0250
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

One of Doha Landmarks , you can spot it by driving along the Corniche, next to Souq Wakif. Attractive from the outside, but missing a real substance from the inside.

Thank Raj21Raj
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is also called the Spiral Mosque and is a replica of the Great Mosque in Samarra in Iraq.It is worth going at night as it is all lit up and looks stunning

Thank CWL936
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is small, but has so much info. A friend and I spent a good couple of hours here reading everything - and then were invited for coffee with a local to talk/ask about anything we wanted to know.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I call this the spiral mosque when I can't remember it's proper name of the Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Islamic Centre It is relatively new and close to the Souq Waqif. It is a copy of the Great Mosque of Al-Mutawwakil in Samarra (Iraq) and looks...More

Thank travelling4ever
Reviewed 3 August 2017

There was a tour being conducted while I was there, and 2 movies. I received a brass coffee pot, and literature for free.

Thank MZSF1
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Only got to appreciate the building from the outside. The architecture is amazing and right opposite the souk.

Thank Tammy_M800
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

1  Thank Grant_McIntosh
Reviewed 22 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

1  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
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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