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Explore Unique Architecture of the MIA

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Experience hosted by Maja

4 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Arabic, English

What you'll do

As part of Qatar Museums, our co-host Museum of Islamic Art offers unique geometry art workshops with specialized experts.

One of our expert guides will meet you at the museum reception. You will first do the architecture tour of the Museum of Islamic Art and explore details of the building that has rapidly become an iconic feature of the Doha landscape. Standing alone on reclaimed land, the building draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, notably the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, the Museum is comprised of a main building with an adjacent education wing connected by a large central courtyard. The main building rises five-storeys, topped by a high domed atrium within a central tower. An oculus, at the top of the atrium, captures and reflects patterned light within the faceted dome. The five-storey 45-metre tall window on the north side gives spectacular panoramic views across the bay.

After the tour, we will begin with our main activity - geometry art workshop. You will learn about geometric patterns of the Islamic world that adorn the spaces of the museum, including the ceilings of the elevators.

Afterwards, we will continue with tour of the museum library, and then finalize the activities with specially created treasure hunt.
Other things to note
Dress code is modest casual attire, as for the museum visit it is advised that the knees and shoulders are covered.
As part of Qatar Museums, our co-host Museum of Islamic Art offers unique geometry art workshops with specialized experts.

One of our expert guides will meet you at the museum reception. You will first do the architecture tour of the Museum of Islamic Art and explore details of the building that has rapidly become an iconic feature of the Doha landscape. Standing alone on reclaimed land, the building draws much influence from ancient…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Museum entrance
  • Equipment
    Workshop materials
From $100
/ person

Meet your host, Maja

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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Currently, Head of Guest Relations at Qatar Museums (QM), for more than 6 years I was heading QM Cultural Tourism and working on many related projects. I represent QM which connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar. It provides a comprehensive organization for development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition of creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.

Our co-hosts that will host this experience are professionals, museums guides with an extensive working experience, very knowledgeable that will share with you all the interesting facts and stories about the Museum of Islamic Art and its collection.
Currently, Head of Guest Relations at Qatar Museums (QM), for more than 6 years I was heading QM Cultural Tourism and working on many related projects. I represent QM which connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar. It provides a comprehensive organization for development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition of creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.

Our co-hosts that will host this experience are professionals, m…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be held in Education Wing of the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. It is a landmark of Qatar and outstanding part of Doha skyline, rising directly from the waterline.
Its museum collection represents the full scope and diversity of Islamic art collected from three continents. It includes manuscripts, metal, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and precious stones.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.