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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. Before you head to Doha, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Doha holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Doha has to offer, including Museum of Islamic Art.
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  • A must see place when in Qatar. very articulately decorated and properly sectioned. A good place to see evolution of Islamic art.  more »
  • The architecture is beautiful, magnificent and unique. The exterior is amazing but I can not visit the Intirior, was under restoration.  more »
  • Awesome museum. A lot of unique artifacts from Ancient Islamic cultures esp Iran. Highly recommended if you spend a day in Doha.One nice tourist attractions. Nice arts of and paintings. You can take photographs inside. Also visit old market nearby.This place is really interesting and quite large. There are plenty of signs in English so don't worry about not understanding things.Cool architecture and nice exhibition. What's more, it's really serene when you visit in during the weekdays. You can enjoy all the time relaxingly and slowly on your own. Stunning museum with many century old things like; Astrolabes, torch stand, rugs/carpet, jewellery, bowls, Patterned ceramics, etc.. primarily from Iran, India, Syria, Europe, etc..The museum is influenced by ancient islamic architecture, yet has a uniquely modern design involving geometric patterns. It is the first of its kind to feature over 14 centuries of Islamic art in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. It is well located at Doha city Center facing the beautiful modern city of Doha. There is beautiful artifacts exposed in different levels inside museum. There also a Cafe restaurant on first floor. A must do in Doha of you like museums.
  • Going to this museum is great you will see a lot of modern design and history when it comes to their collection. Afternoon tea in the lobby would has a great view of the city skyscrapers hopefully you will be touring at the time where there is not sandstorm. And in the afternoon before sunset try to hang out my the outdoor park breath a little fresh air and see the city skyscrapers light up at night

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