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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
Type: Museums
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibits and a must see when you are in Doha. A ten minute walk from the Souk. I only wish I had a guide knowledgeable in art history. Beautiful pieces from the region.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This beautifully designed building cannot be missed, located on the end of The Corniche next to the docks. It is well located with amazing views of the city centre across the bay through the large window that spans all the floors. The restaurant is located on the ground floor which is a nice place to grab a bite while admiring... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

They have a very nice cafe in the lobby after you go through security. It has a nice view of the ocean, huge glass windows. Food is good, and reasonably priced. The museum is nice, and free. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Hillerod, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you have some time on your hands while in Doha, this place is worthwhile. The architecture is stunning and so is the museum itself. There's no admission fee and you can spend a lot of time admiring the magnificent pieces of Arabian art and artifacts. Also, the gift shop is nice.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great introduction to Islamic art and contained items from all over the region. Although we did not eat in the restaurant, we heard that it had a great view of the city and wonderful food.

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Aachen, Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The experience starts before you get there. This museum is beautifully located, on the bay with the Doha skyline in the background. The architecture is very enjoyable and on its own worth at least a closer look. The exhibitions themselves are interesting, with everything in English and good background explanations. The main court is quite enjoyable, making it also easy... More

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful works of art on display ( unique in the Gulf) in a most extraordinary building by I.M. Pei the American architect who had to be convinced to un- retire to design this building. Interior decoration and design of displays is very well done. What do you see in the building when driving / walking on the Corniche?

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's got some of the most stunning Islamic art collections all under one monumental roof. A must see for all those visiting Qatar. Only advice is to make sure women dress appropriately and respect the local culture. Lots of parking and very well kept surroundings and for those who have trouble walking from the parking, they do have courtesy drops... More

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Portland OR
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Displayed in an amazing building that is situated on the water, the museum displays an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts, including ceramics and manuscripts, on three floors. The Jeweled Falcon from 1640 India was one of our favorite pieces. The museum is definitely worth a visit, being one of our top five experiences in Qatar. There is also a restaurant... More

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Make time to visit this museum--it truly opened my eyes to Islamic art and has some of the most stunning exhibit rooms I have ever seen. It's location and architecture are as much to be admired as the art! Well worth a long afternoon spent enjoying the art and history behind it.

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