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Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

From series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Year: 2008.

Located in Doha, the Museum of Islamic Art is a cultural landmark of world significance. It is situated in a large and incredibly beautiful modern building, which is considered as a true monument of modern architecture. The exposition of this museum includes an interesting collection of glass and ceramics products, and also jewelry. The age of some exhibits is more than 200 years.

Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar The main values of the museum are the calligraphic texts and the ancient Koran, dating back to the 6th century. The building of the museum, which was executed in the style of ancient Islamic architecture, deserves special attention. The project of the building is unique, today in its walls there is not only an interesting museum, but also a research institute, and a huge library. The total area of the building is 45,000 square meters. The museum is situated in a very beautiful area - on the southern tip of the bay.

Opening of the museum took place in 2008, today it is accessible for everyone. One of the richest collections of Islamic artifacts is kept in this museum, in addition to the ancient manuscripts, visitors can see interesting textiles, including handmade carpets. In total, the museum contains more than 10,000 priceless artifacts, including paintings of famous Islamic artists. The adjoining territory of the museum also strikes with its decoration, wide palm avenue with fountains, pools and artificial waterfalls leads up to the entrance. Those, who decide to visit this most interesting cultural center, should take into account that the entrance to the museum for men and women is available at the different time. Next - Al-Aqsa Mosque


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'QNB ATM Qatar Islamic Museum' located in 0.04 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Amco Group W.L.L' is located in 0.69 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Waqood Petrol Station Bank Street' in 1.46 km
Supermarket: 'Nasr Company for Trade and Distribution (medical supplies)' in 0.61 km
Parking: 'Banana parking' in 0.56 km
Apotheek: 'Tylos' in 0.92 km
Police station: 'Traffic And Immigration Department' in 1.13 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Idam Restaurant' in 0.01 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Doha Ahp Airport OK4 - in 2 km
 »  Doha Airport DOH - in 8 km
 »  Bahrain Airport BAH - in 142 km
 »  Dhahran International Airport DHA - in 175 km
 »  Bateen Airport AZI - in 309 km
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The Royal Riviera Hotel Doha

Located in 0 km from Museum of Islamic Art
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Rooms: 168
All accommodation at The Royal Riviera Hotel Doha features air conditioning and a modern décor. Fitted with carpeted, each room and suite has a … More: photo, rates and booking
Sovereign Hotel

Located in 1 km from Museum of Islamic Art
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Rooms: 35
All air-conditioned units are fitted with tiled floors. Each suite offers a living room, a dining room and an equipped kitchenette. The bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
Saray Mshereb Hotel

Located in 2 km from Museum of Islamic Art
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Rooms: 216
All units are fitted with tiled floors. Each suite offers a private patio, a living area with a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area and a fully … More: photo, rates and booking
Four Seasons Doha

Located in 3 km from Museum of Islamic Art
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Rooms: 232
The hotel boasts of contemporary and stylishly-designed rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Museum of Islamic Art - Doha

Doha has several beautiful water parks. One of the best among them is the Aqua Park Qatar. This large and colorfully designed water park offers its visitors several large pools, among which there are also special pools for young children. There are a lot of slides and water attractions here, as well as original decorations in national style, special safe slides and playgrounds equipped for the youngest visitors. Adults are sure to be pleased with the fact that the water park has a special recreation area for young children, where specially trained instructors work.

One of the most unusual amusement parks in Doha is Gondolania Theme Park. It is located in the territory of one of the popular shopping centers. In this park, visitors are offered to ride a gondola on specially equipped canals and pools. Some of the channels are equipped inside the shopping center, and the others are located in the adjacent territory. In addition to the original entertainment in the shopping center, a few attractive cafes are available for tourists.
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