A diverse range of Islamic artworks is displayed at the Museum of Islamic Art. Visitors to this architectural masterpiece is in for an insightful tour coupled with coffee, tea, and snacks served up at the restaurant found inside the museum.
The Museum of Islamic Art
Located beside the Corniche of Doha, the Museum of Islamic Art is the principal cultural attraction of the country. The museum is designed by I.M Pei, a renowned architect, and it’s only 11 minutes from Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli.
The museum is much more than just a museum. Apart from the wide array of artefacts displayed here, the museum hosts workshops and has nine study rooms. There’s also a restaurant with a French and Mediterranean theme for those who want a quick bite while immersing themselves in the grandeur of the museum.
Islamic architecture is the main theme of the museum; however, its design is contemporary with geometric patterns. The Museum of Islamic Arts is the first museum of its kind to take shape on the Persian Gulf. With a floor space of 480,000 sqft, the museum was constructed by Baytur Construction, a Turkish company.
The massive collection was sourced from three continents and has a history of 1,400 years. Metalwork, woodwork, textile, ceramics, glass, and jewellery are a few items included in the collection. Posing as one of the major tourist attractions, and giving substance to held in the area, the museum claims the most comprehensive collection of Islamic artworks.