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Ethnographic Museum

Doha's Ethnographic Museum, also known as The Wind Tower House, is housed in a traditional Qatari building built in 1935. The building itself is a fascinating attraction complete with a wind tower, sometimes known as a badger, which directs the wind into the main museum creating a cooling effect. This architectural design was once a regular feature in most houses throughout the country. The museum contains an informative selection of exhibits about the way Qataris have lived, their cultural heritage and the traditional lifestyle of people throughout the region.

Information & Facts

Grand Hamad Street
Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used.

The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which divides into 100 dirhams. The Riyal exchange rate is pegged to the US Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, the airport and exchange dealers. To avoid additional charges it is best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The main bank branches are on Grand Hamad Street in Doha. Banks are open Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some are open into the evening. ATMs are available on the main streets of the cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.

Opening Times
Open from 9am to 12pm (Sunday to Tuesday); 3pm to 6pm (Wednesday to Friday); Closed on Saturdays
Local time is GMT +3.
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