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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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  • One of the best place to be here, never missed the change to see this one of a kind historical place herein Qatar. 
  • An oasis in the desert.Come in when you want to time travel. Come in when you need book.Come in when you need perfect tea. 
  • A must see for any visitor with any interest in culture. Free admission to some real treasures but the building tries to steal the show. 
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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.