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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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2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Set in the MIA Park on the Doha waterfront, the museum building stands...

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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Mandatory place to visit

The architectural design is perfect for the location. Different types of galleries with temporary ones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
João D
Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The architectural design is perfect for the location. Different types of galleries with temporary ones.

Thank João D
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely design, lots of natural light, well laid out and some great exhibits. There are some quick free tours every day as well in which some of the exhibits are discussed. Well worth it and free. PS - The cafeteria food is lovely and there is a lovely water view. There is also an Alain Ducaisse place on the top... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a true gem. It has two main attractive facets. First, the awesome modern architecture inspired by a more traditional Islamic style. It is the work of the Sino-American architect I.M. Pei, who already designed the Bank of China in Hong Kong or the Louvre Pyramids in Paris. Its indoor café facing the bay of Doha invites for... More 

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Antwerp - Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a pearl has been created here at the harbor with beautifull views to the Corniche and the dows Great exhibition , well commented . Must do a stroll outside to view the museum from all angles. Most fantastic at the end of the afternoon with sunset

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the must-dos in Doha. The building is absolutely stunning and you get beautiful views of the water, the dhows and the city from a lot of vantage points in the museum. Inside, they have a decent collection of artifacts from all over the Islamic world including India, Iran, Turkey and others.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way to kill some time in Doha. You will need 1-2 hours to see exhibits properly. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Excellent exhibits. Also there is a great little cafe outside the museum on the harbor front. Breathtaking, especially at night.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting building design, mimicking the Arabian souk and dunes in an modern interpretation. The inside is spacious and has a grand central space. Exhibition floors circle the centre across three levels. There are plenty of lifts to take you to each floor. Each floor is suitably lighted and cooled. There are descriptions for each works in English and Arabic.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum and in a good location. There are several floors, however, the starting point wasn't quite clear. There is a lot to see, but there's also a good amount of duplication. For example, there are lots of similar items representing Egypt like doors. Not a bad thing, just an observation. Give yourself at least 2 hours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only is the Museum a prominent Land Mark in Doha, it is worth a visit because of the exhibitions inside. The park around the building is wonderful. Walk to the back and you will experience the best and most magnificent view of the West Bay Skyline in the city. With a little cafe where you can buy some snacks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Exquisite Architecture and an inspiring collection - MIA is a must-see on anyone's visit to Qatar. While, the exhibits on 2 floors keep changing, their permanent collection is worth taking a look at. The coffee shop is a bit expensive, but since the museum is free, one doesn't mind spending here.

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