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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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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
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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. Entry to the museum is FREE.

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Great place to learn about Islam

As a Muslim born and raised in an European country it was an amazing experience for me to visit Museum of Islamic Art. It is great learning for everyone and the collection is... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

As a Muslim born and raised in an European country it was an amazing experience for me to visit Museum of Islamic Art. It is great learning for everyone and the collection is vast. I would recommend the museum for a day out with family and friends. The gift shop has a lot of souvenirs at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent repository of artifacts from the Islamic world spanning over a thousand years of history. The architecture of the building is itself a reason to visit. The galleries are very well laid out and flow in a very intuitive manner. This is no British museum and the offerings are much more limited in comparison - however, it was extremely... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two days going through the collection at this museum. The building itself is quite lovely (designed by I.M. Pei) and the art is also beautiful. A must-see when in Doha.

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Overall the experience in the museum was great. We chose the guided tour option and had very formative walk thru all the museum and saw the significant pieces of islamic art.

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This is certainly not the Louvre but then it is a splendid place in its own right. The building is a gem both outdoors and indoors. The content of the museum is a treasure and the park outside is absolutely amazing and makes you forget that you are in the desert. There is a lovely souvenir boutique indoors, as well... More 

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The architecture in of itself is worth the visit. The collection is quite manageable for a visit of 1-2 hours. Lovely location on the corniche.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you check when it is open before you go. We went on a Saturday morning and it didn't open until noon, each day is different. It is free to enter and great for a coffee overlooking the bay. The exhibits covered every Islamic country apart from Qatar!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I totally fell in love with this museum, visited last December and I was amazed by the design inside and outside. Very big collection of different art pieces from the Islamic civilization. I loved the exhibition of treasures of China. I totally recommend this place and it free entire museum so go and enjoy the charming view from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Opened in 2008 and designed by I.M.Pei (Louvre, Paris), the Museum overlooks the corniche and is located at the south end of the Bay. With a huge collection of Islamic Art, Pei went on a six-month quest to study Muslim architecture to ensure that his work reflects the history and art of Islam. He drew inspiration from Muslim texts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I M Pei's museum of Islamic art is absolutely worth visiting, both to appreciate the architecture and as well the artifacts. The artifacts are well curated, and I liked the online tour. The free Wi-Fi at the museum means you can view the artifacts whilst reading the details on the website. Excellent! The cafe and shop were both well stocked... More 

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