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Museum of Islamic Art

Corniche | P.O. Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
+974 4422 4444
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Situated at corniche, building is very nice both outside and inside. Museum has different type of collection from artifact to ancient books to carpets that comes from all Middle East. Well organized and easy to understand even for no expert. Recommended!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, and not just for the art. The artifacts/art are certainly very interesting, although the collection isn't very large yet. Certainly don't go expecting it to be the Met or the Louvre. There is no fee to visit. There is a restaurant in the museum, but the menu didn't really impress me and... More

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millerton, ny
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came to Doha to see this and discovered it is closed for the entire month of Ramadan. They could at least open in the evening.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

They have a few items on display and dare to call it a museum,was hoping to see real islamic art and found myself looking at something wich has nothing to do with islamic art more like african art

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you want to visit this place research first about the timings. I would like to say is that the Qatar has done a great job trying to showcase what their culture is about with a modern twist. There is a souvenir shop, the outdoor park has a great view try going there at night during winter season youll find... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

IM Pei designed this museum, and did himself proud, it is an awesome facility and houses a collection of Islamic art that warrants a visit to Doha, only to see this. Apparently they have spent USD25 billion on this incredible collection up to date!

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Place of the building is very Beautiful. A nice Pound and the skyline of Doha behind is unforgetable. I also like the shapes of the rooms inside. Very powerfull,! It gave me the feeling of somthing very special. It gave my goose skinn !

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The building itself is impressive, we spent equal amount of time admiring the inside architecture of the lobby as we did in the exhibit rooms. It was a very interesting visit, we had few things to learn at the end of our journey, on the history of Qatari and the crafts, but the museum could do with more comments in... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was interesting, but not truly my cup of tea!!! After experiencing top art museums around the world, this was overall disappointing. The sparcity of painting was not what you'd think for the national museum of art. It looks like all the marble was imported to show the money of Doha and Qatar. Not recommended, but there is little to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful building surrounded by a lovely park, it houses many interesting artifacts from different areas of the middle east.

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