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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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Today
10:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 - 17:30
Wed 10:30 - 17:30
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 14:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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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So charming

I totally fell in love with this museum, visited last December and I was amazed by the design inside and outside. Very big collection of different art pieces from the Islamic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I totally fell in love with this museum, visited last December and I was amazed by the design inside and outside. Very big collection of different art pieces from the Islamic civilization. I loved the exhibition of treasures of China. I totally recommend this place and it free entire museum so go and enjoy the charming view from there.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Opened in 2008 and designed by I.M.Pei (Louvre, Paris), the Museum overlooks the corniche and is located at the south end of the Bay. With a huge collection of Islamic Art, Pei went on a six-month quest to study Muslim architecture to ensure that his work reflects the history and art of Islam. He drew inspiration from Muslim texts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I M Pei's museum of Islamic art is absolutely worth visiting, both to appreciate the architecture and as well the artifacts. The artifacts are well curated, and I liked the online tour. The free Wi-Fi at the museum means you can view the artifacts whilst reading the details on the website. Excellent! The cafe and shop were both well stocked... More 

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Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Qatar, this museum is a MUST see. The collections are from all over the world basically to showcase Islamic history!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice and Spritiual of Islamic Art collection inside with some foody stuff. Great location to view of Pearlqatar and attached garden gives you great to relax and view of beachline sea. Nice collection of old histoy comes from india , iran and lots of country.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it best for Photo spot with back ground Doha down town and you can enjoy the Arabian colletions from Middle east

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few "must visits" in Doha if you have more time than 12h. Great pieces in a beautiful environment. Can be done in 1-2h.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

recommended for art lovers. i did a free calligraphy course here. the park is beautiful, very nice view and staff. there is also a giftshop and restaurant in the museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a landmark of Doha as a must to see. Modern architecture with Arabic elements. Very interesting and worthy exposures of ancient times of islam culture spread in different counties.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building itself is an art creation, the exhibits are well presented in darkened rooms with each case illuminated. Be sure to go early, as soon as it opens, before the crowds arrive. We spent nearly 2 hours going through the various rooms with only a handful of others there. As we left, tour groups were arriving and the noise... More 

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