Qatar may not be one of the biggest or most visited countries in the Middle East, but that doesn’t take away from its rich cultural heritage. There are many amazing museums scattered around its capital of Doha that celebrate its art and history, and these three deserve a spot on your travel itinerary.
National Museum of Qatar
Located in a dramatic building known for its revolutionary design, the National Museum of Qatar is one of Doha’s most striking landmarks. Its desert rose crystal-inspired shape will draw you in, but you’ll stay for historical and natural exhibits that this museum has in store.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
This museum has only been around since 2010, but it already established itself as one of Doha’s leading cultural institutions, with frequent exhibitions and events. It showcases art by contemporary Arab artists and its collection includes over 9,000 artworks.
Museum of Islamic Art
One of Doha’s most imposing architectural wonders, this museum is safely tucked away on an artificial peninsula across Doha Bay. Its collection traces 1,400 years of Islamic art and includes everything from paintings and textiles to ceramics and jewelry, gathered from three different continents.