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National Museum of Qatar

A visit to the National Museum is a cultural highlight of any Doha vacation. Set in an Arabian palace surrounding a salt-water lagoon, this museum boasts vast and varied exhibits including traditional art, architectural artefacts and ornately furnished rooms. Don't miss the documentary on the making of the Bayt Sha'ar (House of Hair). The (on-site) Marine Museum's testament to Qatar's nautical heritage includes full-sized dhows and a pearl diving exhibit. A not-to-be-missed tourist attraction in Qatar, budget at least three hours to enjoy the National Museum fully.

Address: Al Corniche

Website: www.qma.com.qa/eng

Telephone: +974 4452 5555 or +974 4432 8471

Opening times: The museum is currently closed for refurbishment, and is only scheduled to re-open in December 2014