A piece of unique architecture takes that limelight in the busy city of Doha. Its almost as if the spirit of the desert takes physical shape in the form a modern structure that holds the stories of this land in the days gone by.
This new, modern architectural design for the National Museum of Qatar certainly draws in visitors. Inside, the place is planned in a way that keeps one hooked onto the displays so as to create an experience. The museum is divided into 3 chapters, the first being Beginnings next is Life in Qatar and the last would be The Modern History of Qatar.
The museum was passionately designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel. It is definitely the most spectacular structure in the entire city. The inspiration comes from the desert rose as it goes. The complex also includes the restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani.
The highlight of the artefacts in the museum would be the ancient boats used in the archaic times of Qatar for fishing. Next to these handwoven dhows is the Pearl Carpet of Baroda with about 1.5 million pearls on it.
The museum is conveniently located in the city a short distance away from Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels By Tivoli and many other hotels in Doha. The museum is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm and on Friday from 1:30 to 7 pm.