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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 29 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. 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Islamic Art is a world wide must see, a stunning setting on Doha Bay, an extraordinarily beautiful building internally and externally with a fascinating art collection including carpets, pottery, jewellery, astronomy, fabrics, metal work calligraphy, armoury and so much more. The collective experience never ceases to amaze our visitors and we never tire of visiting, especially at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

From the outside the building is very impressive - the long driveway and front of the building provide great photo opportunities. The views from the both the cafe and the outdoor area are beautiful, especially around sunset! There are some very interesting artworks inside from all over the Middle East and throughout history. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

When the weather cools down, MIA park is one of my favorite places in all of Doha. It's views of West Bay are absolutely incredible and there grounds are really well maintained. The cafe offers quick bites to eat and there is seating available for groups. I went here with my mom last April and we had such a great... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The building is beautiful and contents about the origins of Islamic art fascinating. Nice cafe and gift shop also

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is a big Museum with interesting architecture and a lot of exhibits. You can take a look on a different flours and see how the art pierce there way in time. There is also a nice view from the terrace to the sea.

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I had read great things about the Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, but I was still blown away by how beautiful the building and the collection are. It is worthy visiting Doha just to have the chance to visit the museum!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure that the cab driver knows which museum you want to visit. This is a fabulous space, beautifully designed by I M Pei, and with great views across the bay to the city skyline. The exhibitions are nicely presented with informative labelling. The collection is somewhat eclectic but worth seeing. There is cafe in the foyer which is fairly... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Pei architecture is just outstanding. And the top side especially fascinating. The exposition is not so rich but made of good pieces of art. Do not miss the visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazing building, great collection but not enough for that building. I need to say.... great bar with great views.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Both the museum's modern interior and exterior are beautiful. Exhibits include various art pieces, artefacts from different Islamic countries which are definitely worth a visit. You could comfortably spend an afternoon there appreciating the exhibitions, having a cup of coffee and visiting the gift shop. It was a great place to watch the sunset over the bay.

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