Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar houses an exquisite collection of artworks from the Islamic world. The pieces on display date from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and include glass, ivory, wood, ceramics, textiles, metal, precious stones and manuscripts. The collection housed at the Museum of Islamic Art was sourced from three continents and the building itself was designed by the acclaimed architect I. M. Pei. One of the great cultural assets of Doha, all visitors to Qatar should make a trip to the Museum of Islamic Art a part of their sightseeing itineraries. Budget at least three hours to soak up all that is on offer.
Address: The Museum is located on the corniche surrounding the Doha Harbour; it is adjacent to the Dhow Harbour of Doha Port.
Telephone: +974 4422 4444
Transport: Public bus route 76 stops outside the museum gate.
Opening times: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm; Friday from 2pm to 8pm; closed on Tuesdays
Admission: Free, except for special exhibitions