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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

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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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  • Very interesting to revel in this walk through history islamica, memories of the Alhambra and up to the mosque of Cordoba. Housed in a building magnificent and dimensional point of modernity while respecting the Islamic tradition.
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  • The Museum is a fascinating split its peaks halls and excellent artifacts view. Interest and the cleaner part fountains near the public library halllooh
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  • Located nearby the sea, the museum of islamic art is a throwback to the rich history of islam. The atmosphere is very calm and the arrangements are superb. You can easily walk through all areas and fi...  more »
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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.