Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art has a collection of Islamic art spanning centuries and regions.

From pottery and tiles to mathematical instruments and pen boxes, the MIA showcases how ordinary items were made beautiful with intricate, geometrical patterns, an indication of how art was part of everyday life.

The museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and constructed on a man-made island along the Corniche. The Corniche is a paved walkway around Doha Bay.

Being completely surrounded by water, the museum's terrace offers visitors a stunning skyline view of Qatar's newly developed West Bay area with its contemporary skyscrapers and luxury hotels.

There you will also see a collection of old fishing boats. Qatar used to be a fishing and pearling community before the discovery of oil. You can now charter a tourist dhow. Some have catering options.