The Ismaili Centre, Dubai
The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1985, the Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West. Located in South Kensington, the Ismaili Centre occupies a prominent island site on Cromwell Road, facing the Victoria and Albert Museum on one of the major thoroughfares leading out of London.
The Ismaili Centre in Burnaby is the first such centre to be purpose-built by the Ismaili Muslim community in Canada. Outside a courtyard garden is enhanced by fountains, trees and flowers, while inside, a prayer hall provides facilities for communal services and quiet contemplation. The facility also includes a social hall, administrative offices, council chamber and classrooms for religious instruction.
Opened in 2009, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe is the first such Centre in Central Asia — a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years. It stands as both a reminder of great history and accomplishment, and a call on the peoples of the region to reflect on that inheritance as they shape the world of tomorrow.
Situated in a 6.8 hectare landscaped park adjacent to the Aga Khan Museum and within sight of a major Toronto thoroughfare, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto is the second Centre in Canada after the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, which opened in 1985.