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Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: | Corniche, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number:
+974 4422 4444
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12:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 - 17:30
Wed 10:30 - 17:30
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 14:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Set in the MIA Park on the Doha waterfront, the museum building stands out...

Set in the MIA Park on the Doha waterfront, the museum building stands out as an architectural gem. Once inside, you will see masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. Entry to the museum is FREE.

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A must-see when in Doha

If you are in Doha then you cannot leave without visiting the Museum of Islamic Art. This museum was on my to do list before I arrived, but everyone we spoke to told us we had to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Doha then you cannot leave without visiting the Museum of Islamic Art. This museum was on my to do list before I arrived, but everyone we spoke to told us we had to definitely go see it! The museum is close to Souq Waqif where we were staying and is situated along the Corniche by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a beautiful building I use its photo on my LinkedIn page. It's also striking inside. Never mind the exhibits, go there for coffee in front of the immense and striking window which overlooks Doha bay and City Centre. Exhibits are interesting and change frequently. Do not miss this if you are visiting Doha, or be branded 'infidel'!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although a good effort done, a lot of work of well known Islamic artists are not seen. It would be great to see that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place this is, stunning building outside and inside you will not be disappointed. So put it on your list to visit, also the cafe was great good food friendly staff.

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Thank Douglas N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent architecture, it is really a must visit just to have better understanding about the heritage and history of Islam and Islamic nations throughout history, I learned a lot there and have a new prescriptive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the main museum in Qatar although I believe they are building another one. Worth a visit and a wander and a walk round the Corniche while you're there.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit for any tourist, the building is made to the finest of items and inside make sure you look up before wondering round the place, also the coffee shop at the back in the building and out on the lawn is stunning, sunset is the best

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is one of the must see visit to do in Doha, great architecture, wide, quiet, nice exposed pieces, in a typical intimate museum atmosphere. Everything is done to be at the top. It is however quite small.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Museum of Islamic Art is one of my favorite things to do in Doha. The building is gorgeous and the artifacts are interesting but I really love sitting in the serene cafe drinking coffee and looking out at the water. It's such a peaceful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A tribute to Doha. It has a vast history of Islamic art from around the world and shows of the how Islam developed around the world. I wish there were more museums like this around the world.

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