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Reviews: Museum of Islamic Art
General description: Museum of Islamic ArtMuseum of Islamic Art (MIA) is located in Doha, capital of Qatar. The building was designed by IM Pei. In the facility, there are collections of Islamic art from three continents, covering a period of more than 1.4 thousand years.
The exhibits include: metalwork, textiles, ceramics, jewelery, wood and glass, all coming from the seventh to the nineteenth century. The works are not only religious, but also secular, however, all of them are culturally linked to Islam.
At the museum, there is a restaurant, which offers French cuisine, fused with Mediterranean and Arabic culinary traditions. Also the Museum of Islamic Art gardens are available for visitors and open usually slightly longer than the exhibition halls.
- The museum is closed on Tuesdays (and on Fridays during Ramadan), as well as in the period between 1st and 14th August.
- The dress code in the museum is modest, in accordance with local culture - visitors cannot expose their shoulders or abdomens, a skirt or pants should be long.
Official website: www.mia.org.qa/en
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5 reviews Museum of Islamic Art
MIA is an amazing building filled with interesting pieces for all ages. It is not only focused on Islamic art, there are many things to see. They regularly have visiting exhibitions too and recently had a Damien Hirst display. The museum also holds philharmonic orchestra concerts and jazz concerts. The coffee shop has a fantastic view of the bay and the city where you can spend hours watching the wooden dhow boats go by. There is also a beautiful park on the same property which is good for a walk during the cooler months. Read more
in July 15,
Hazel, Age 31-35
The museum is in an amazing building, well worth a visit alone. Stunning views back on the city. The contents change with exhibitions, but are filled with fascinating objects from the last 1000 years, along with helpful explanations. Well worth a visit! Read more
in December 14,
Nick, Age 31-35
This is an iconic sight on the waterfront. It of course provides much needed shade, but is much more than that. One can learn a lot; I was especially fascinated by the part on Persian/Iranian art. Visit it, you won't be disappointed! Read more
in September 14,
Jelena, Age 31-35