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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...more
All reviews beautiful building gift shop free entrance the ground floor on display amazing architecture worth a visit doha skyline mia park modern architecture couple of hours few hours west bay visiting doha great place to visit exhibits pei
I M Pei designed a building respecting Islamic symbols & culture! Museum has high ceiling & textured walls & alcoves for display.
Do not miss having lunch on 5th fl . @Idam
Dishes are varied & each course provides multiple pretty dishes. Just the variety...More
Only able to spend 1.5 hours here, but wished we could have spent double that time. Admission is free, but in most places this quality of museum would have warranted a significant admission fee. Absolutely beautiful setting, architecture, exhibits, with everything executed at the highest...More
The Museum of Islamic Art features a top notch collection in a stunning building, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. Entrance is free and it is in itself worth the cost of a trip to Doha! (Or maybe a stopover when travelling on...More
Beautiful architecture encapsulates a collection of beautiful objects...telling the story of a very rich cultural history.
Richly decorated pots and cups - intricately woven carpets and some stunning gold jewellery. But my favourite of all was the collection of stunning ancient glass vessels. All surrounded...More
As you approach the building there is a wonderful palm tree lined view for the bottom of the driveway. We spent a day here and enjoyed it. The exhibits are well spaced and interesting to read about. The museum is situated on the waterfront so...More
This beautiful building housed an equally amazing exhibition of Islamic art and history. It was just right, not too lengthy and some wonderful models of Islamic architecture around the world. Once can cover this in an hour to 3 hours depending on one’s level of...More
If you only have a short time in Doha, this is one of the places you need to visit. The building is beautiful and there is an amazing view of the city skyline as well. Entry is free and the pieces are very nicely displayed....More
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Yes, I believe they are. I noticed a number of people taking photographs and there were no signs saying no photography. Everyone today has phones that act as cameras anyway, so I imagine it would be difficult to prevent... More
Yes, I believe they are. I noticed a number of people taking photographs and there were no signs saying no photography. Everyone today has phones that act as cameras anyway, so I imagine it would be difficult to prevent. Also the internal architecture is super and I know they are very proud of the IM Pi design, understandably so.
Doha Qatar in 1 day - this sunday (aug 20) (1 Reply)
hi all,I have layover in Qatar 13 hours. (This Sunday already) I am active person and I am mostly interested in culture and ordinary life. I thought of : - Zubarah Fort - Museum of Islamic Art - Al Ghuwair Castle and potentially something else. I did not see any agency that would do this for me this sunday, How else can I do that ? renting a car ? Are there good roads all the way, or do I need offroad? is it easy to drive and good orientation points? or is it better to go...More
August 18, 2017|
It will take you around 90 mins to get to Zubara if you are driving, there was a bus service to Zubara but i think it has been discontinued. Your best bet is to drive, roads are great, for Zubara no off-road driving is required. Use GPS navigation and you will be fine, no need to take somebody with you, Qatar is a very safe place and with GPS you will not get lost. Use google map on your phone, download offline map on your phone, that way you won't consume mobile data. Museum is a...More
Transit on Friday in Doha? (2 Replies)
We are taking Qatar Airways to Iran and stopover 20 hours in Doha. The day happens to be Friday, and we plan to visit the Museum of Islamic Art and corniche and Souq waqif, may be drive by/take a look at Al Jazeera HQ...... 1. just wondering, Friday will be the prayer day, when will these places open on Friday? only afternoon? 2. read a lot postings on how difficult to find taxi in Doha, given the limited time, should we hire a car with driver for 8 hours so we don't have to worry about...More
April 09, 2013|
The souq opens on a Friday around 3pm I think. The museum website has opening times listed. You can't pay in euros or usd outside the airport. If you have usd then you will get almost the fixed exchange rate of 3.63 to one usd. If you use the exchange at the airport to change it back into dollars then you won't lose much as it will be close to the fixed rate. You can change in the shopping mall exchange booth but must show I d.
Transit in Doha for going 12 hrs and return 14 hrs (7 Replies)
Will be travelling to Milan on April via Qatar airlines, the transit time for going will be 12 hrs ( arriving 12PM to 00:55) and coming back will be 14 hrs (arriving 5:05 to 20:00). wondering what I can do to maximize my transit time in Doha. Planning to visit Souq Waqif on first visit and on return goes to Museum of Islamic Art, is the timing suitable?Appreciate if there are suggestion, Rgds ab
March 06, 2012|
HI, Thks for the info and suggestion. Will be transiting at Doha on Thurs, and coming back on Sunday the following week. Suggestion looks good. Rgds, ab