Museum Of Islamic ArtCurrently Closed
- Address: Doha Port, Doha, Qatar
- Timings: 10:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +974-44224444
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture
Museum Of Islamic Art - Review
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.
Museum Of Islamic Art Information
- 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.
Museum Of Islamic Art Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Museum Of Islamic Art Opening and Closing Hours
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
How To reach Museum Of Islamic Art by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi or come by car from the city.
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People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museum Of Islamic Art
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Museum Of Islamic Art, Doha Reviews
A stunning building both inside and out that holds an impressive amount of ancient artifacts. You can easily spend half a day here going through all the different floors and taking in everything the museum has to offer, especially if you are interested in history. The best part is, this place is completely free! Definitely one of the must-see attractions if you are visiting Doha.
This museum is spectacular. It is built on a artificial island and the design of the building is just one of a kind. It is a big museum that consists of 5 floors of Islamic art, dating back to 1,400 years. The building is beautiful and truly a work of art. During the day you get a clear view of the design and at night, you get a beautiful light display of the building. It is free to enter and there are hours worth of things to see and read while you're in here. There are a couple of break/recess areas outside the museum (once you've entered) that have mini pools as displays with the most magnificent city view of Doha over the shoreline. There are some rooms in the museum where photography is not permitted, so please be respectful. Visiting a futuristic city like Doha, you wonder where it all started. This museum gives you an idea of it's humble beginnings. Once you're done visiting the museum, you can walk along the water and visit shops, ice cream trucks, boat rides etc.
It was cool to see the historic artwork and craft and it was free! How awesome? The problem was half the artwork was plates and bowls over and over again. Still would recommend because they have other cool artwork other than pottery which was very cool. Also if you don't know much of the Islamic faith it is cool to see all the ancient quarans and religious artwork.
My visit to the Museum of Islamic Arts was a lovely experience . Amazingly there was no crowd and it was so easy to view the exhibits. The exhibits are arranged over two floors and fairly well explained in English. It was easy to spend 3 hours there as I also had lunch in the cafeteria.
The place is so chic. A perfect blend of muslim history and contemporary style. Beautiful place, interesting exhibits, and surprisingly a very decent gift shop.