Museum of Islamic Art

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Doha Corniche 4422 4444

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The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) represents over 14 centuries of mind-blowing artwork, relics, and sculptures from all over the Islamic world. The collection is showcased as a journey through time, countries, and cultures, with the oldest piece dating back to the 9th century. Visitors can wander through the unique collection of Islamic objects and artefacts in the permanent and temporary galleries, or visit the library, a gift shop, or café. Make sure you block an entire day out on your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. Designed by the famous Chinese-born architect IM Pei, this elegant home for art rises out of Doha Bay, and quickly became an icon of the city’s skyline since opening its doors to visitors in 2008. Pei’s collaborator, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, designed the Museum’s equally impressive interior, drawing influence from a wide range of Islamic artworks, buildings, and patterns. Aside from the amazing permanent collection, the Museum hosts many temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Once you’re finished exploring the inside, head out onto the Museum’s rear courtyard, standing high above the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. The square offers unparalleled views of West Bay both during the day and after sunset.