The Museum of Islamic Art is located on an artificial island off Doha’s Corniche, in a vast park bearing its name.
The museum, with its surrounding attractions in the park it embraces, is considered one of the most important
tourist places in Qatar, and one of the most famous museums in Qatar that highlight the country’s history.
The museum is also distinguished by its proximity to the port of Qatar for traditional dhows, and it is the first of
its kind to display 14 centuries of Islamic history.
The ancient Islamic architecture evident in the external museum, and its unique design like geometric patterns.
The museum occupies a total area of 45,000 square meters, and began receiving visitors at the end of 2008 AD, and is linked to the park through two paved bridges.
family track in the Islamic Museum of Art in Qatar
A key component of the showroom’s renovation is the newly created Family Path, which aims to engage young
visitors on topics related to their lives and experiences.
The use of modern technologies, interactive displays, and multi-sensory applications further engage visitors
children and adults alike, throughout the museum.
In addition to the visitor’s experience, and to complement the many artifacts available on display, the museum
acquaints its guests with photographs and films with various architectural engineering templates, and various
archaeological sites from the Middle East, in addition to recitations from the Holy Qur’an and readings from
Arabic and Persian poetry, Andalusian music, and getting to know the smells of different herbs and spices that
traveled long distances through the Islamic world, and on different materials and motifs that were used in the arts throughout time.
Activities you can do at Museum of Arts in Qatar
You should first enjoy the museum’s interior designs, which clearly show Islamic architecture, which blends harmoniously with modern architecture.
Then start your tour in the Islamic museum hall, which includes antique ceramics and glass pieces, dating back more than 1,200 years from Islamic times.
The museum also includes an exhibition of ancient Islamic textiles worthy of your camera lens, which includes
many wonderful pieces of fabrics such as carpets, clothes, and others.
Do not forget to go through the Metal Antiquities Hall, which includes several Islamic sculptures and utensils, as
well as some amazing weapons such as swords and daggers.
You must take many pictures of the attractively decorated blue mausoleum, which dates back to the second half
of the 14th century AD.
The museum also includes a hall that includes many Islamic and national jewels and gems that capture hearts
and that deserve your visit and the lens of your cameras.
Then end your visit with a souvenir from the store, and a tour of the museum’s vast park that includes many restaurants, cafes and shops.
Every day from 9 am to 7 pm, except for Friday, when the museum opens its doors at 1:30 pm.