Experience 14 centuries in a few hours at one of the leading collections of Islamic art in the world. The MIA’s magnificent and imaginatively presented displays of the finest art and artefacts from across the Islamic world have earned it recognition among the world’s top cultural institutions. Marvel at award winning collections which feature paintings, glassworks, metalwork, ceramics, textiles and manuscripts and cover periods as important as Mughal and Safavid.

No visitor can fail to be impressed by the quality and diversity the collections, housed in a modern architectural masterpiece designed by IM Pei, winner of the 1983 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The museum ensures fresh interest through its constantly changing programme of special exhibitions.

A fee may be charged for some of these temporary shows, but admission to the permanent galleries is free. The MIA is also home to indoor and outdoors cafes, a gift shop and IDAM, a world class restaurant run by Alain Ducasse, who holds three Michelin stars. Onsite guides are also available to assist visitors.


Sunday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Monday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Tuesday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Wednesday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Thursday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Friday, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, 08:30am to 7:00pm

Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing. The Galleries, Gift Shop, and Café close 15 minutes before closing.

For more information about the museum and opening hours, please check the following link: http://www.mia.org.qa

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