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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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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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This is a beautiful building in Doha located right on the corniche. It is just worth a visit to walk around the area overlooking the ocean and there are some nice clean lawns to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charmaine M
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful but too much space. It has a grand staircase and a nice café at the Ground floor overlooking the blue tranquil see. A must see! Visit during winter time to avoid the searing heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building in Doha located right on the corniche. It is just worth a visit to walk around the area overlooking the ocean and there are some nice clean lawns to sit on. Inside the building is very impressive and if I were an architect I would be wowed. That in itself is art! There are many... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Collections showcased are great source of reference and vast source of information. Helpful personnel, great ambiance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there on a Ramadan Friday and were told, several times and on the web, that it would be open at 6 pm. After arriving there, we found it was closed for the whole day! However, it as a pleasant walk back to our hotel and my wife got some very nice photos of a lovely building, the fountain,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This relatively new building houses Islamic art from throughout the ages and throughout the Islamic world. The building is impressive with a large central void and 5 levels of displays. All items are beautifully displayed in a serious sort of way. A journey of beautiful works of art from daily life. As a westerner make sure you wear respectful clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The stunning iconic building situated beside the dhow harbour and its own extensive MIA gardens offers culture and entertainment inside and out. The internal geometric design is exceptionally inspirational modern architecture; permanent and special exhibits are both worth a peruse. Entry is free. Internal water gardens and an art library are lovely spaces of calm. Even better if you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the museum with my family one Friday in June 2016. It was straight after Friday prayers so the traffic was calm and there was ample parking space. The walk up to the museum is beautiful and you can take some really good pics of the water fountain and West Bay. The architecture is beautiful inside and out however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It gives you a close eye on other cultures and life style . Its location on the seashore is fantastic with large green area. Afterwards taking cup of coffee in the coffee shop in front of the sea looking at the city at the other side of the shore is fantastic

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great museum to visit where it contains many historical islamics items and it's advised to monitor the events holding time to time in museum exibition areas

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The MIA is a lovely, well designed and spacious build. They also do the occasional lecture. You also can snap the best panaramic view of the Doha cournice skyline from the fountain park in MIA. In Feb/March they have the Qatar Food Festival which is a "must go" event if you are a food lover. All the resturants and hotels... More 

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