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Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar houses an exquisite collection of artworks from the Islamic world. The pieces on display date from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and include glass, ivory, wood, ceramics, textiles, metal, precious stones and manuscripts. The collection housed at the Museum of Islamic Art was sourced from three continents and the building itself was designed by the acclaimed architect I. M. Pei. One of the great cultural assets of Doha, all visitors to Qatar should make a trip to the Museum of Islamic Art a part of their sightseeing itineraries. Budget at least three hours to soak up all that is on offer.

Information & Facts

The Museum is located on the corniche surrounding the Doha Harbour; it is adjacent to the Dhow Harbour of Doha Port.
Free, except for special exhibitions
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 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm; Friday from 2pm to 8pm; closed on Tuesdays
Local time is GMT +3.
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