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Address: Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4402 8855
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Description: Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture...
Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City, the museum is home to a permanent collection offering a unique and comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, and is poised to become a vital centre for dialogue and scholarship in the region.
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Interesting museum (Free entry) located in Education City with a permanent exhibition and changing exhibits. Currently has great exhibit of glass & ceramic marionettes. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The pink bus between MIA and Mathaf is so convenient and free. Mathaf holds different exhibitions and all of them have been worthwhile. Its a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Please if someone who stays long time in Doha did't visit this museum yet. Go and do it! Specially art lovers- exhibitions are really interesting and not common that we get use to see, special touch of Arabic Modern Art. Visited last time exhibition - kind of video art of marionettes by Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades: The Path to Cairo... More 

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cairns, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place may be hard to find, but it's worth it. Truly world class standard, and much more than I'd expected. Do yourself a favour and take the free bus on offer from the MIA, as it looks like the area around will be under construction for some time and roads in and out will keep changing.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art is located inside Education City- Qatar Foundation. Its close to Sidra School inside Education City.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

They have some beautiful exhibitions with really interesting pieces, however, not very well advertised and in a very strange location on the way out of Doha

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

... and there it is! A must see, if you like modern arts and paintings in the arab world. A quiet place in Qatar Foundation district, you should enjoy! Do not miss the shop with sometimes "funny" trendy souvenirs :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We finally went today to the Mathaf to see Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories. The exhibition was really nice and we loved the work of this wonderful artist! However, getting there was a disaster. It was my first visit and there was many constructions happening inside of Education City and Google Maps was not as accurate! I hoped if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Another very modern, but refined building. Very clean and for free. Coffee house offers a wide variety of delicious little things to eat. Exhibition topic interesting, but too simple executed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Interesting museum (Free entry) located in Education City with a permanent exhibition and changing exhibits. Currently has great exhibit of glass & ceramic marionettes. It was a very welcome surprise to find an area dedicated to interactive activities for children and a lovely display from local school children. There's a cafe on site with good food. Well worth the visit.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I asked 3 taxis before I found one that was willing to try and find this museum , it was quite difficult to find but one we were there it was well laid out though very small. A nice little shop.

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