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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.

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Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center0.81 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

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 Doha1.06 KMs away 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 Fort1.29 KMs away 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 Qatar1.33 KMs away 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 Museums1.35 KMs away 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 point2.11 KMs away 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.

Imam Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab Mosque4.12 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

National mosque of Qatar. There are three main doors and 17 side entrances to the mosque. As many as 28 large domes cover the central hall while 65 domes cover the outer quadrangle. On the whole the mosque can hold a congregation of 30,000 people.

Katara Cultural Village7.43 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

Cultural center with an amphitheater, museum & convention center, plus shops, eateries & a beach. Great place to if you are into festivals and exhibitions.

Aspire Park10.21 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

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.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art12.12 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

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.

Barzan Towers18.60 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

Watchtowers that were built in the late 19th century. They are located at the southern side of a defensive system established at the end of the 19th century to protect the 'rawdat', a valley where precious rainwater is collected.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum28.61 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

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.

Purple Island44.16 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

Also known as Al Khor Island, It accommodates the only archaeological site in Qatar attributable to the second millennium BC. The island is best known for being the site of operation of a Kassite-controlled purple dye industry in the second millennium BC.

Zubara Fort90.50 KMs away from Museum of Islamic Art

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.