Qatar is one of the tiniest countries you can find in the Middle East, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Its capital of Doha is a place where both modern and historic Arab architecture can be found on every corner, and these three museums celebrate Qatar’s cultural and historic heritage.
National Museum of Qatar
The National Museum of Qatar opened its doors at the current location in 2019, and its exterior is just as impressive as all the artifacts you’ll get to see inside. Its quirky design is the work of architect Jean Nouvel and it’s supposed to resemble a desert rose crystal.
Museum of Islamic Art
Built on an artificial peninsula overlooking the Doha Bay, the Museum of Islamic Art is another one of Doha’s amazing architectural marvels. It houses one of the most impressive collections of Islamic artifacts, from three different continents and dating all the way back to the 7th century.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Fans of modern art will feel right at home at this museum, which has an impressive collection of more than 9,000 artworks created by Arab artists, and it’s regularly hosting exhibitions and events that showcase the art of contemporary artists and artist collectives.