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“One of the most beautiful bildings I've seen in a while”

Museum of Islamic Art
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MIA Tour - Museum of Islamic Art
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The exhibitions are interesting and our tour guide was very nice and truly hilllarious (you can ask for a guide (free of charge) if you are 5 or more, I think, but need to call in advance to book). The little shop with crafts based on ornaments and elements you see in the exhibition is grood for original and creative presents. But the true star of this museum is the building itself. It is probably in how the location and views are combined with the architectural design. Designed by I.M. Pei, the man behind such proejcts as the Pyramide of Louvre in Paris and the Kennedy Library in Boston, the building is interesting from outside but it is the interior that really makes it special. With a cafe in the lobby facing the views of the Doha skyline and books on the shelves in the hallways, it certainly worth at least a half-day visit.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is an amazing architectural masterpiece. The entrance is free, and the exhibition is very interesting. What is there not to like?

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

In my 5 day stay in Doha I actually went to the MIA twice because I liked it so much. The art is really nice if you like Islamic paintings, rugs, ceramics and sculpture but I think the building itself is the best work of art. The cafe is lovely with a very nice view and the Turkey bacon and egg sandwich was so delicious, I had it at both visits!

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

they have obviously thrown some money at getting some amazing artifacts but descriptions are awful such as "spoon 1300-1400" next showcase "spoon 1300-1400" I am not an idiot I can tell it is a spoon tell me something more. with a bit of thought it could be an amazing experience

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

the building itself is amazing. the collection is somewhat limited, compared to places like the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur for example. it will take about 2 hours to go through the place, which is convenient. there is no entry fee for the museum.

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