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Faisal Mosque Islamabad

Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan


Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد), which literally means an abode of Islam, is the capital of Pakistan, and the city was especially constructed to serve as the beautiful capital city of the nation state of Pakistan. The city was planned and constructed under the guidance of the Greek urban planner, Constantinos A. Doxiadis. The city is one among the most beautiful cities in this part of the globe: it is rather spacious containing four sub-sectors, each one separated by green belts and parks. The city was constructed in the region of the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of Pakistan and is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory. Historically, this area has served as a gateway to the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Islamabad with a population of about one million has an urbane culture and being the capital city of Pakistan represents a real cultural milieu of Pakistani culture.


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Hotels and lodgingEdit

There are many good hotels in Pakistan, and some of them are:

  • Best Western Islamabad Hotel [1]
6 Islamabad Club Road, Islamabad - 46000, Pakistan
  • Islamabad Serena Hotel [2]
Khayaban-e-suhrawardy, Sector G-5, Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan
  • Marriott Islamabad [3]
Aga Khan Road, Shalimar 5, Islamabad - 46000, Pakistan
  • Pearl Continental Hotel [4]
The Mall Road, Islamabad Rawalpindi, Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan
  • Continental House [5]
94 Nazimuddin Road, F-8/4 Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan

AttractionsEdit

Although Islamabad is a relatively new city, its location by the side of the ancient city of Rawalpindi and its rapid development had ensured its emergence not only as the beautiful capital of Pakistan, but also as a friendly and attractive destination of the domestic and international tourists. Some of the major attractions in and around Islamabad are:

  • Art Galleries
  • Chattar Bagh
  • Daman-e-Koh
  • Fatima Jinnah Park
  • Islamabad Museum
  • Islamabad Sports Complex
  • Lok Virsa
  • Margalla Pass
  • Rawal Lake
  • Shah Faisal Mosque
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Murghzar Mini Zoo and Children's Park
  • Rose and Jasmine Garden
  • Shakarparian Hills

ShoppingEdit

Maps and transportationEdit

Getting to IslamabadEdit

Exploring IslamabadEdit

Practical information and resourcesEdit

  • Currency: Rupee (PKR)
  • Major Language: Urdu, though many other languages like Sindhi and Punjabi are also spoken and understood. You may manage with Simple English.
  • Time zone: PST (UTC+5:00)
  • Calling code: +92

RestaurantsEdit

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NightlifeEdit

Most of the local population of Islamabad work in the offices and establishments of the Government of Pakistan. After office hours people normally spend time in their homes. Still, some of the 5-star hotels have night clubs in basements and serve alcoholic drinks discreetly.

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