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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
Description:

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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Superb architecture

The museum structure itself is the real draw. The collection is nice, but the grounds and spectacular architecture is absolutely world-class. Park along the corniche to avoid the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum structure itself is the real draw. The collection is nice, but the grounds and spectacular architecture is absolutely world-class. Park along the corniche to avoid the very busy parking lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The infrastructure is amazing! I like the big sphere hanging in the roof at the entrance Interesting the old art displayed all over the museum, not that big, but gets the relative old culture The views are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge, impressive and a great collection. The Museum of Islamic Art is on the corniche and within walking distance to the Souq. It offers great exhibitions, such as women in 16th Islam. You can also get food and drink there (which is average) and see a great view of West Bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum surrounded by a big maintained water front park. Traditional Islamic splendid architecture....Resembles geometry designs in everycorner

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jewellery room is the most interesting part on my opinion. The other parts are mostly focusing in Islam and etc. The Café there is overpriced. You can visit if you have some spare time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a few hours here. It is a free attraction and has some amazing exhibits. Particularly enjoyed seeing some of the 'Terracotta Army' and the Emporia Ming collection. The second and third floors take you nicely through the eras of Islamic art. The top floor shows temporary exhibits and when I went it was on Muhammad Ali. It was quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has a very calming and welcoming interior and is perfect for quiet and focused viewing of artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm 23 yrs old and I found this place to be boring. All the art rooms look the same. The Mohammed Ali room is a little interesting. The staff is very welcoming. Food is good. Entry is free. Very clean and tidy place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A place you can't find in gcc countries facing doha towers with beautiful lights reflection on water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a real good place to spend time if you have a day or a long layover in Doha...very. Nicely done museum....very interesting..free admission and saves you from all the heat outside. The cafe at ground floor has good food / coffee...and the view of skyscrapers bounded by sea from the lounge is pretty amazing... All in all..a cool hangout... More 

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