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About Museum of Islamic Art

Museum on one end of the seven-kilometer-long (4.3 mi) Corniche in Doha. The museum is built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor.

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Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center

A cultural center and a mosque. The mosque has a unique, tall minaret design making it the tallest mosque in Qatar. The culture Center is involved in several social, religious and educational activities, and it publishes religious studies and provides lessons in Arabic and Islam.

Souq Al Waqif Doha

Souq Al Waqif Doha

1.06km from Museum of Islamic Art

A marketplace (souq) in Doha. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.

Al Koot Fort

Al Koot Fort

1.29km from Museum of Islamic Art

Commonly known as the Doha Fort, it is located in the heart of Doha. Exhibits and artworks in the museum fort include handicrafts, gypsum and wooden ornaments, fishing equipment and boats, historical photos and paintings including oil paintings of craft workers and daily life.

National Museum of Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

1.33km from Museum of Islamic Art

Architecture inspired by the desert rose, the building grows around the original twentieth-century palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. The museum galleries address three major, interrelated themes. The galleries are loosely arranged in chronological order, beginning with exhibitions on the natural history of the desert and the Persian Gulf, artifacts from Bedouin culture, historical exhibitions on the tribal wars, the establishment of the Qatari state, and the discovery of oil to the

Msheireb Museums

Msheireb Museums

1.35km from Museum of Islamic Art

A collection of four restored heritage houses that showcases a community-based lifestyle of old Msheireb commercial center before the oil boom.

Corniche view point

Corniche view point

2.11km from Museum of Islamic Art

A waterfront promenade extending for seven kilometers along Doha Bay with amazing views of Doha skyline. Many of Doha's most iconic landmarks are found along the Corniche.

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The country has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development. It has the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.

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What Visitors Say About Museum of Islamic Art


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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

If you are in Doha, do not miss visiting the Islamic Museum. It is the most popular attraction in Doha and rightly so. 

The building sits in the middle of an artificial island with beautiful views of Doha skyline and the Corniche. The architecture too does not dissapoint at all.

The museum contains thousands and thousands of artefacts from different time frames in muslim history. There are four or five floors covered with artefacts and all of them are very interesting to see and know about.

While we were there, there was an exhibition about Syria that was super interesting. The exhibition gave a taste of Syrian history and it was captivating.


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