The Qataris have more than one reason to thank the architect of the Museum of Islamic Art - I.M. Pei. The architecture of this beautiful museum is completely unmatched and is impeccable. Situated in one of the most frequented areas of Doha, this museum is a perfect place to visit specially for the followers and lovers of Islam. The documentation and other sources that highlight the cultural side of Islam are definitely worth exploring. Apart from this there are also prayer rooms situated inside for Muslims who visit. One of the biggest highlight of this place definitely is the high end restaurant that serves some exquisite French cuisine with a tinge of Arabic flavours. You must also check out the MIA Park here which is simply breath-taking.
- Free guided tour is conducted on Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 4pm.
- Duration of the guided tour is 40 minutes and it is conducted in both Arabic and English language.
- Dress modestly.
- The museum is fully accessible for physically disabled visitors.
- Female prayer room is available.
- No tripods and flash photography is allowed within the gallery.
- Audio guide in both Arabic and English languages is available.
- Free Wi-Fi access is available.
- Entry is free.
The park: Open for 24 hrs everyday.
Last admission to the museum: 30 minutes before the closing hours.
Galleries, Gift shop and Cafe: Closes 15 minutes before closing hours.
Library opening hours
- Sunday, Monday, Wednesday: 10:30am – 8pm
- Thursday and Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
- Tuesday & Friday : closed
- Hire a taxi or come by car from the city.
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94.85% of people who visit Doha include Museum Of Islamic Art in their plan
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65.94% of people start their Museum Of Islamic Art visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museum Of Islamic Art
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Of Islamic Art
I was lucky enough to venture here during a stopover in Doha and I'm so glad I went. The museum hosts an astonishing array of artifacts and incredible historical pieces. It was a pleasure to stroll through for a few hours soaking it all in. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in history, arts, fine craftsmanship and culture.
It's amazing museum in the heart of Doha. Each exhibit let you wonder and travel in their world by using your imagination thru reading, analyzing and be observant in each detailed. I'm sure it will leave you speechless....
If you visit Doha, this is a must see building. Built into the sea, it is an impressive structure. Great range of early and later Islamic art. When we were there there was also an impressive Syria exhibition, highlighting the recent desasterous destruction of heritage. Car parking is free and highly convenient. Staff are professional and friendly. Do should respect in your dress code for your visit.
Experience the world class standard and explore Art in writing,patterns,figures and rare collections from all over the world. The ambience inside is very good and relaxed.
Must see place! Very beautiful building. Half of its part is in sea water. Views from arches in the courtyard are splendid! Ground floor has specious coffee shops and snaks bar. The side of modern Doha buildings looks beautiful from museum courtyard. One side of building takes you in the beautiful MIA park of Doha.