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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
(4.5/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
From the impressive collections to the awe-inspiring architecture by I.M. Pei, visitors to Museum of Islamic Art have plenty to look at. The building resembles a pile of boxes inspired by Islamic architecture, surrounded by gardens and paths offering views of the bay and Doha's skyline. The museum's collection includes samples of 1,400 years of jewelry, calligraphy, woodwork, textiles, metalwork, and manuscripts from all over the Islamic world. Within the museum, you'll find a library, gift shop, open prayer rooms, and a restaurant serving French-Mediterranean cuisine. Using our international travel planner, Doha attractions like Museum of Islamic Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is worth the detour to discover several objects sleep through several times. A local restaurant for a break offers a view of the beautiful Bay.
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  • I love what I saw , and waiting for the new one to open in Doha to visited soon I wish , it's near from hotels area 
  • The Qatar authorities money. This is obviously gives them the sense of beauty. The Museum is very nice from an architectural point of view but Qataris have forgotten that in a museum that it was the content not the container. It is an exhibition shamefully proselyte who mix islam as a religion and art that developed in the sphere of influence spatio temporal of Muslim States. They is particularly outrageous to try us abuse by exposing, carpets, white arms, paintings of peasant life which have nothing to do with religion or religious. On the other hand, the restaurant is delicious so it's a french that keeps, there is nothing Muslim in there... look for the error.
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  • A must see feature of Qatar. The building itself is magnificent with the design oriented to give vistas toward the "old" and "new" Doha. Displays are mostly well labelled and display the story of both Qatar and Islam. There are often guest displays on exhibit. The park outside often hosts events while those who stroll along the path to the point are awarded with a delightful coffee shop with comfortable outside/waterside seating.
  • What exposed is not exceptional, but the museum architetture is amazing. Very good for 1-2h of relaxing. Free entry
  • Amazing architecture. Great collection and they have a superb library of Islamic history. Great place for photography (without flash if you're taking the exhibits).
  • The architecture is great. The cafe which is inside the museum has stunning view of corniche area and the snacks are a bit pricey. The souvenir shop sells normal gifts with expensive prices which i dont think people would buy.
  • A great place to visit if you're spending a few days in Doha. Admission was free, even for foreigners! The place is full of cool artefacts, great pieces, and tons of history. Definitely the highlight of my Doha visit, other than eating baby camel, that was interesting.