Before our first dinner meet up with the other startup founders in Four Seasons that night, we had a spare time so my boss and I decided to go to the Museum of Islamic Art. The building is an art itself! It looks regal and modern at the same time because of the clean lines.
As you go in, you are welcomed by this ornate masterpiece suspended at the ceiling and strategically placed below the rooftop and in front of the window which opens you to Qatar’s skyline.
It felt very fresh, a feeling you wouldn’t normally associate with a museum. Would have wanted to get a cup of coffee but we were pressed for time so we had to rush.
This was my first time be in an Islamic museum so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I learned the Islamic religion does not allow the use of animals and people in art so that’s why they has to use geometric shapes for decorations. No wonder Algebra originated from this part of the world.
There were the usual paintings and pottery, but I especially enjoyed the jewellery and weapons exhibit. I was wondering if the weapons were hunted because of the many lives it must have taken.
This museum has got to be one of the most beautiful that I have seen. Especially when the sun is about to set, you can really see the glow of the desert reflected by the walls of the museum.
Museum Opening Times
Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Monday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 1:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Galleries, Gift Shop and Café close 15 minutes before closing.