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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 December 24, 2013

Not knowing anything about Islamic Art or culture , I wasn't sure how interested I would be. But it was 100% fascinating. From the I.M. Pei designed building, to the 13th Century swords to fabulous jewels and artifacts, the whole exhibit could captivate a person for days.
Everywhere one looked was great beauty. Excellent city scape views and a wonderful little cafe were part of this wonderful experience.

Thank Priscillamarconi
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The MIA is a must see in Doha, it is not representative of Doha in anyway however this architectural masterpiece has an excellent collection of Islamic antiquities gathered from Africa, Asia and Europe. The items on permanent display occupy 2 floors, there is a 3rd floor where other exhibitions are on display and a small ground floor exhibition room as well. The museum has a ground floor cafe which boasts a great view of the gulf and the west bay. The top (4th) floor is home of Idam; a posh fine dining restaurant thats open in the evening 3-4 days a week. The museum is situated on corniche and has a massive park around it with cafes, childrens play area, water activities and lush green spaces. The museum is closed on tuesdays so visit the website prior to your visit just to make sure they are open.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This museum is amazing! You'll see artifacts from as far back as 7th century! Every turn had some amazing stuff!

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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Free entrance. Very impressive collection from all over the Islamic world (including india iran morocco ...)
However u need to check what is the expo theme as it changes throughout the year.

Thank Rachid-MORSLI
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

The building is a stunning design and the contents expertly displayed. Lots of interesting special exhibitions too.

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