One of the first places you should consider on your journey into Qatar’s past, is The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar.
The intrusive buildings in the surroundings of Doha cannot impinge upon the solitariness of the Museum of Islamic Art. It is located on a 45,000 m2 artificial peninsula. Overlooking the gorgeous Doha Bay, the museum is a symbol of architectural magnificence.
Renowned architect I.M. Pei had to abandon the pleasures of retirement when he was called upon to design the museum. At the ripe old age of 91, Mr Pei did the necessary research in order that his designs reflected the age-old architecture of the Islamic world. His expertise is manifested in this masterly creation.
The museum’s library features specialist books on Islamic art in addition to scholarly periodicals on art, monographs, exhibition catalogues and much more. Those who are planning to stay in Doha luxury hotels can base themselves in a conveniently located place such as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli which offers easy access to many attractions.
The museum’s collection of exhibits includes a wide range of items that have been collected since the late 1980’s such as ceramics, textiles, and manuscripts. Noted for being among the world’s most comprehensive collections of Islamic artefacts, it consists of items discovered in regions such as Central Asia, India, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and Spain.
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