Museum of Islamic Art
A museum where tradition meets modernity
Museum of Islamic Art is one of the most loved buildings in Qatar. The best way to describe the building is to imagine five boxes—one per each floor—stacked up in different directions, but such description would not do it justice, for the building is a true gem of Ancient Arab-meets-Modern Architecture. The entry is free, there are world-class exhibits year round, a library with a children’s corner, weekend arts and crafts bazaar, an upscale gift-shop with affordable souvenirs, vast green grounds for everyone to enjoy, a terrace with giant arches from which camera lenses capture the beauty of the corniche and dhow harbor, an exclusive restaurant where you pay dearly for each glass of water, a 140-ft window giving spectacular panoramic views of the bay, and a mind boggling atrium with an ornate circular chandelier floating above a curved double staircase.
By adriana paramo, AFAR Local Expert
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