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Address: Corniche | P.O. Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4422 4444
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12:00 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
Description: 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.
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The architecture of this building is one of the most amazing one we ever visited..Everything is build according to the environment... The inside circle to the infinite..the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The architecture of this building is one of the most amazing one we ever visited..Everything is build according to the environment... The inside circle to the infinite..the shadows of the ceiling..& more...the windows on the city skyline, the other side on the country.. the walk of the trees...We also had the chance to participate at a student distribution and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's a huge building with not much art in it. Nice views of the skyline across the bay. It's sort of emblematic of Doha - expensive emptiness.

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Llandyrnog, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Building is fantastic & worth going for that alone. Regular exhibits & nice café make repeat visits well worthwhile

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The place is a must go.All Islamic scriptures and history preserved.The park with it is also great.loved it

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Doha, Qatar
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The place is amazing. I really enjoyed the tour which I took on my own phase using the free audio guides. The interiors of the place is completely breathtaking. After a couple of hours stroll inside the museum, you can have tea at the cafe overlooking the Doha corniche through a three-storey glass window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A fantastic building with fantastic views over the sea. To wander round the various rooms transports you back in time. A cool oasis in the heat of the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

By far the best museum that i have visited in the Middle East, one of the most unexpected treasure of this trip. Doha's Museum of Islamic Art traces the nomadic history of the region and has a breathe taking array of beautifully preserved artifacts, all within a spectacular pyramid inspired building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely building and some interesting exhibits and explanations. Well worth a visit. Beware the cafe though, QR24 for a teabag you have to put in the hot water yourself is ludicrous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The MIA is a tourist attraction that is worth visiting just to understand the history and culture of the area. Admission is FREE , so all the reason to at least check it out. Try the food at the cafe at the centre, for a fast food location it is actually very tasty and there is a choice of daily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had a day in Doha and when to the MIA and I was very glad I did. I have been to many museums all over the world and the MIA is first class. It is not a huge museum, but it has an excellent collection of Islamic art with lots of pottery and tapestries. The museum has a nice... More 

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