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Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: | Corniche, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4422 4444
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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. Entry to the museum is FREE.

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Very informative and impressive especially for someone not familiar with Islamic art. The exterior of the building is the most impressive part due to the excellent architectural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative and impressive especially for someone not familiar with Islamic art. The exterior of the building is the most impressive part due to the excellent architectural design.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The design of this museum is quite unique and located next to the sea from three sides. The collection is small and well spread out, unlike other museums I have seen in Europe which are flooded with artifacts from around the world.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand stone building with large palatial staircase in modern style. Learned a lot about Islamic art. Interested items at the shop. The museum could accommodate more exhibitions for sure.

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Thank Natalie V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so glad we got the chance to understand more about the way of life it means to follow a lifestyle, that has shown us a different face; we'll be glad to spread the word of how incorrect we are sometimes of something we don't really know. The place is beautiful and is definitely a must of the city.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The world famous architect has design something very special. Even the building has a strong islamic form in four floors. This is the object worth of visit. The surely interesting islamic exhibition was for me not so important, it was more the building, the yards, the excellent architectural solutions. If in Doha, do not forget this object.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was surprised that there is a good place in here... most relaxing place to go, for stressful people like and really good for families, good scene... very refreshing!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, I had no real desire or reason to visit Qatar until this museum opened. As I often admire the solid and beautiful work of architect I.M. Pei, I read articles about the museum in art & architecture magazines well before it was finished and open to the public. And what I saw made me want to go...the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see when you visit Doha. An architectural beauty built out into the bay and surrounded by beautiful parklands. Easy to access with plenty of parking. Free entry. The displays are well set out with room to walk around and admire. The pieces trace the history of the area and amazingly go back over 1400 years. When... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easy place to walk around and the park and water areas surrounding are very pleasant. The building itself is very impressive as is the art work on display. Do not however rely on the food and beverage service of the cafe inside the museum. Very slow and disorganized service and very elevated prices.

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Thank Jules S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This wonderful museum is free to visit and has a collection of Islamic art worth seeing. The building is beautiful designed by I.M.Pei. There is a nice gift shop (a bit pricey) and a small cafe.

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