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Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: Corniche | P.O. Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4422 4444
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: 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.
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Beautiful collection of objects

I surprised myself by not liking IM Pei's distinctive building, rather dumpy and bland from the outside ... but on the inside this museum is a gem with an airy and open atrium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I surprised myself by not liking IM Pei's distinctive building, rather dumpy and bland from the outside ... but on the inside this museum is a gem with an airy and open atrium, full-length glass beside the water and a delicious collection of Islamic art. The galleries themselves are beautifully presented, as you would expect. We saw a "special exhibition"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is very worht checking out, it gives you a high level of arts in the area and it's history. You only need a couple of hours to see all their dispalys, a massive building with great city views and not overwhelming in its content. Coffee a snack and a stopover really wrth it.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Fom a distance, I M Pei's architecture is imposing , if rather ugly. Set in a pristine park on an artificial peninsula in the harbour it dominates the surroundings. The long walk up the road lined with palm trees accentuates the grandeur, but the real genius is inside the building- a huge and clever atrium where the light is part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful and little to see Surround is great and a good place to hang out It's important to read about before coming

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the museum of islamic art as it says in it's name it exhibits Islamic artifacts the architect of the museum is beautiful too it was designed by I. M. Pei the same designer for the Louver museum in France.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

by the sides of the doha bay, opposite to the doha sheraton, this the first of the many things about this museum which bowled me over was the fantastic architecture. Palm trees by the two sides of the main pathway leading to the entrance denotes the arabic landscape that you so find all throughout the gulf. inside: the collections were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Islamic Art is a must see attraction in Doha. It houses some spectacular relics and is very well laid out. It would fascinate both Children and adults alike. There is also a nice cafe that serves good food albeit a bit pricey. The added bonus is that there is a free shuttle to the Mathaf - Arab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited many museums around the world, but I was very impressed with this preservation of his works. Especially ceramics and art and books in perfect condition! The The architecture is also impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The entrance foyer and the view across the bay are worth the entrance money (oops, it's free). The displays are truly beautiful and very interesting. Islamic art is full of surprises. And so beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

There are only good things to say about this museum. The location, the views, the architecture, the art... anyone who is a naysayer is simply too jaded to appreciate anything. One comment was that the collection was too small... too small by what standard? They have superlative pieces all displayed with excellent English translations. I think having a guide for... More 

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