We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Islamic Art

Address: Corniche | P.O. Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4422 4444
Website
Improve this listing
92%
Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Doha
Type: Museums
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.

Hotels near Museum of Islamic Art

Write a Review

1,394 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    921
    366
    90
    5
    12
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

There are many magnificent buildings in Doha but the museum with its position and grounds are outstanding. There is something for everyone whatever your interest. Take the time to wander and look at the things that you usually give a miss! From Carved wood to carpets this museum is a joy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hillerod, Denmark
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and in a way different museum. The museum's architecture is amazing. Free entrance and possibility of free showing round.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reigate, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful if muscular building on the opposite side of the he bay to the financial district. Stunning collection of art, artefacts, pottery, carpets, weapons and jewellery. A must visit if you are in Doha

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

No interest unless you are interested in Islamic Art! Wonderful building, however inside and out with a majestic setting on Doha Bay. Fountains and palm Tree lined pathway. From the Museum take a walk around the park with a small but busy coffee shop at the end of the superbly kept pathways.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Museum was well laid out in a beautiful building on the ocean. The ceramics, glass wear and carpets and art work were very interesting and worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

everything about this museum is carefully and beautifully done. from location, architecture, interior, and the collection. a must visit if you are in Doha, or visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
115 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

First, the building and grounds are at least as big a draw as the collection. Many people came out for the cafe and the views and never even entered the galleries. That said, the collections are wonderful. There's something for everyone here: historic parchments and books, including several illustrated pages; weapons and armor; ceramics; carpets; and carved wood. The collections... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens of the Museum have mch to offer for a lovely stroll. Many activities are held there including National Spports Day. They have a cafe overlooking the Arabian Gulf..nice relaxing place. I do teach Yoga stretching and breath walk when the weather cools down

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorrigo, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Beautifully arranged and lit displays. The most beautiful building.Looks amazing from every aspect. Unfortunately our visit was too brief(on a tour) I have been here twice and am overawed by this building ,took hundreds of photos at all times of day and no two are alike. The building was designed by I.M.Pei and looks like a woman in a burqa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant visit in a very modern museum. Very nice well organized layout and maintained to the highest level. Definitely worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum of Islamic Art also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Islamic Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing