Thematic Introduction 18 galleries of Qatar Museum of Islamic Art / By Taxi Or Free Buses Go To MIA
No visit to Doha is complete without a stop in the internationally renowned Museum of Islamic Art. Explore one of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world, with masterpieces from every corner of the globe representing the diversity found in Islamic heritage.
Iranart: Azadeh Jafarian: The museum is accessible by car, taxi or by free shuttle buses. There is a taxi stand inside the museum parking area, and taxis can also be hailed on the Corniche, outside the museum’s front gate.
Doha Museum of Islamic Art Galleries
Doha Museum of Islamic Art has The eighteen galleries . They are organised according to broad historical and cultural themes, periods and geography, and explore the great traditions of Islamic craftsmanship.
The experience begins on the ground floor with an introductory immersive gallery that details the fascinating story of I.M. Pei and his daring design for the now iconic museum.
Gallery 1: Embarking on a Journey through the Islamic World
Gallery 2: The Qur'an – Word and Art
Gallery 3: Religious Life in the Islamic World
Gallery 4: Learning in the Islamic World
Gallery 5: Knowledge, Science and Technology
Gallery 6: The Establishment of the Caliphate
Gallery 7: The Eastern World – Iran and Central Asia
Gallery 8: The Courtly Arts of Al-Andalus
Gallery 9: The Islamic Legacy in Al-Andalus
Gallery 10: The Mediterranean – Sea of Exchange
Gallery 11: Ayyubid Syria and Mamluk Egypt
Gallery 12: Arts of Turkey and the Ottoman Provinces
Gallery 13: Arms and Armour
Gallery 14: Imperial Arts of Iran and Central Asia
Gallery 15: Manuscript Making, Painting and Calligraphy
Gallery 16: Imperial Arts of South Asia
Gallery 17: Sailing the Indian Ocean – Sea of Sailors and Merchants
Gallery 18: Arts of Southeast Asia
Interested can use gift shop, cafe park and IDAM in addition to visiting the museum. This museum has gift shop with a wide range of products available at the MIA Gift Shop. IDAM by Alain Ducasse Located on the top floor of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), IDAM offers spectacular views of Doha's Corniche and skyline.MIA Café offers light bites and tasty treats.Located in the Atrium of the Museum of Islamic Art, MIA Café fuses authentic hospitality and modernity in a peaceful environment and stylish interior, designed by Philippe Starck. And at last MIA Park , It offers year-round attractions, including film screenings, sporting events, outdoor cafés, art workshops, pop-up markets and more.