The Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art is a must-see landmark in Doha. First opened in 2008, this outstanding building represents a work of art itself, with striking architecture and worthy of as much attention as its collections inside. Located on the Corniche, the structure designed by Mr I.M. Pei, whose projects include the Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the National Gallery in Washington, is like nothing you've ever seen before: a structure of giant sand-coloured stone blocks rising from the sea and an adorned facade with giant palm trees leading to its sumptuous entrance.

Here you can admire amazing and historic collections of artefacts from different Islamic eras and countries, over four floors of exhibitions. From manuscripts, ceramics, carpets, precious stones and textiles from anchient Turkey, Iran and Egypt, to name a few. It is considered one of the world 's most complete collections of Islamic artefacts, therefore not to be missed!

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha Qatar

Entry is free of charge and the cafe on the ground floor serves great fresh snack food and salads while offering stunning views over the water, making it a great venue to meet family or a friend for lunch. Kids in particular will love the picturesque fountains on the terraces, which will also be the perfect setting for some great holiday pictures.

The museum also inaugurated recently IDAM Restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse; a great venue for special celebrations. Art, history and good food are certainly a winning combo!

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