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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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La Garriga, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just another gallery. Nothing there for me except from the views from the coffee shop on the ground floor. Shame.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Islamic Art is a must see for any visitor to Doha. The building and its approaches are impressive and the information and knowledge to be gained within shed a real insight into the history of the region.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to be in the cooler months. The view of the sea, the park and museum are fantastic, well maintained. Its the perfect place for a date, stroll, jog, picnic, or quiet time or to meet with friends and just chill out.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building with well organised and presented Islamic Art. Really spectacular, a highlight of my visit to Doha.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is certainly a must-go place in Doha. The building itself is worth the visit with beautiful architecture, details and finishing both inside and outside. The collection provides for a brief overview of Islamic art and is great for visitors wanting to get a general understanding of Islamic Art. The museum also provides a great view of the corniche and... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very impressive from the first approach. Extremely well organized and beautifully presented. The items are grappling and easily captivated all my senses. Planned for three hours and six hours were gone before we realized it. Not only is it free, but they allowed us to take pictures. The memories will be with us forever.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Went back to Doha recently and visited the Museum of Islamic Art, first time a few years. It is just as impressive as when it opened. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and have well-written explanations. Some of the pieces are like old friends, the warrior's mask, the set of armor, the superb examples of various styles of calligraphy. If you... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Spectacular building design, with many views which frame the ocean and skyline. Due to the atrium style design, there is limited display space. I would venture to guess that 80% of each floor is the open atrium. A great place to spend 2 hours, and it's free.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Islamic Art Museum has collection of arts and crafts from 6th up to 19th century. Collection includes paintings, sculptures, books and manuscripts, everyday objects, weaponry and many other interesting stuff. All of which are exhibited in professional way. Definitely worth to visit.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the most amazing museum I've been regardless the type of art exposed. You'll experience Islamic art as you never expected. Marvellous.

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