Doha, the most populated city in the Qatar, grew out of, and now contains the Al Bidda neighborhood in the east. Mentions of Al Bidda date back to the 17th century, but it rose to prominence in the 19th century. Doha was officially established in 1820. It became the capital city in 1971 when Qatar became independent.
It quickly became one of the main financial centers of the region. In 1996 the Al Jazeera satellite networks were established in Doha. A year later Education City was established by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development. With an area of 14 square kilometers, the area houses educational facilities the serve students from school age through graduate school. Virginia Commonwelth University was the first of 8-10 foreign universities to establish branch campuses in Education City. It also houses a number of Qatari schools and research institutions.
was chosen as our name because of our high-profile mission; to act as a
guiding light to whole of mankind, and to help all non-Arabs to have a
better understanding of Islam and culture of Qatar.
is governmental organization that presents culture to all world through
a variety of activities such as Exhibitions, tours of the centre, visits
to the mosque and Arabic language Courses.
is a Qatari milestone, known for its Islamically inspired architectural
designs and amazing ornaments with a beautiful outlook of the city
Doha. From the rich Qatari heritage of sailing at large, the lighthouse
was a tangible way of returning to land safely.
FANAR now uses this exact metaphor to act as a beacon of light to humanity, hoping to present culture to feed and nurture the soul.