The last major cultural building designed by Pritzker Prize laureate I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art recalls a time when architectural expression was both more earnest and optimistic, and the rift between modernity and tradition had yet to reach full pitch.
The museum, which houses manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, and other works assembled mostly over the last 20 years, has emerged as one of the world's most encyclopedic collections of Islamic art. The origin of its artifacts ranges from Spain to Egypt to Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.
Among the exquisite works on view is a bronze Andalusian fountainhead in the form of a doe with a heart-shaped mouth and an ornate spherical brass plate from Spain (mid 10th century).
The last stop will be at the traditional Souq Waqif. Walk around the Souq with its quaint architecture. Here you'll get to see the Arabian Falcon, the spice market, fabric and perfume stores, art galleries, and traditional handicraft shops. A good place for souvenir hunting and shopping for traditional gifts!
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30-17:30
- Multilingual tour guide
- Mineral water
- Museum entrance fee
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Temporary museum exhibitions (optional)
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