Attractions to explore near 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.
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.
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.
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
The biggest park in Doha. Great place to have picnics and family outdoors while overlooking the Aspire Tower- the 300-metre-tall (980 ft) skyscraper hotel. The park has beautiful fountains, playgrounds for children, the only lake in Qatar, and various kinds of trees, both rare and common.
It offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. It has a collection of more than 9,000 artworks that offers a rare comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, representing the major trends spanning from the 1840s to the present.
Built over a historic fort in Al Samriya, the museum consists of three buildings with 15 halls accommodating a total of over 15,000 artifacts. All of the artifacts in the museum were collected by Sheikh Faisal- a well known Qatari businessman over a span of 50 years. The artifacts are grouped into four main categories: Islamic art, vehicles, coins and currency, and traditional Qatari artifacts.
A historic Qatari military fortress built in 1938 to serve as a Coast Guard station. The structure is now a museum to display diverse exhibits and artworks, most especially for contemporarily topical archaeological findings. Al Zubara Fort is situated in the ancient town of Zubarah- the largest archaeological site in the whole Qatari Peninsula. It was once a thriving pearl fishing and trading port.