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 28 Attractions in Doha
Type: Museums
Owner description: Set in the MIA Park on the Doha waterfront, the museum building stands out as an architectural gem...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Hours:
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
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

1,464 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    966
    388
    93
    5
    12
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It is a must stop, place/institution to visit in Doha. Iconic architectural building by IM Pei, fantastic location, rich collection, nice food in the cafe, nice gift shop. Even to just walk around is something.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Fantastic architecture and a fascinating though limited number of exhibits (by international museum standards).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denpasar, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The building, the shop, the restaurant, the permanent exhibition, all absolutely worth it. Love it. One of Doha's best thing to do along with a visit of the Souq Waqif.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is great for people like me who really enjoy museums for 2-3 hrs tops and then are ready to go. It has more than enough variety to keep you interested the entire time you stay, sometimes wanting to see more examples of the specific art you enjoyed (I really liked anything Calligraphy myself). Perhaps the most impressive thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It's like you are not in ME, it's an amazing place! Lots of green and acitivitess! If you are in Doha definitely visit. Beautiful skyline view dont forget to get your picture here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
40 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Architecture of the building both outside as well as inside is very nice. Probably a good collection of Islamic art inside but that is not my thing. Good views of Doha skyline

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We spent a relaxed morning in this beautiful building admiring the Art and Exhibits. Nice cafe and totally serene atmosphere made the whole visit enjoyable. Afterwards we walked into the Park closeby and relaxed by one of the two cafe's on the Bay in lovely comfortable chairs in the December sun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

no entry fee, garden around the museum, huge collection of antics of different times and different cultures. the building is an architectural icon. though it is out of town, pink buses running every hour to and from the museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathmandu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of the best places I visited what I was in Doha, Qatar 2 years. I had visited this museum more than 3 times. I had spent about 3 hours within the museum by exploring the cultural worldviews. The art work is magnificient. Islamic art obviously has different themes and styles that I found fascinating. The building itself... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Exceptional architecture creates an amazing experience within this museum. Highly recommend you spend at least half a day experiencing this wonderful museum.

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Islamic Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?