The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

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.

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

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.

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

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.

museum hall

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.

museum hall

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.

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

You must take many pictures of the attractively decorated blue mausoleum, which dates back to the second half

of the 14th century AD.

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

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.

Entry prices


Work time 

Every day from 9 am to 7 pm, except for Friday, when the museum opens its doors at 1:30 pm.

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