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Doha’s Best Art Galleries and Museums – Things that art-minded people will adore

If you have already decided to travel to Doha during your next vacation, congrats- because that's indeed a great choice. The city is not just blessed with luxury hotels and restaurants, but also with many art galleries and museums that have collections of both regional and foreign arts.

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The MATHAF

It's the Arab Museum of Modern Art, and indeed the modern hub for contemporary art in Arab. Yes, this place is more popular for hosting mega public exhibitions, but it also houses a permanent collection of artworks. The place also hosts learning programs and talk shows at an international level, and it's indeed the place if you have a curiosity about modern art.

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Museum of Islamic Art

At this museum, you find an amazing collection of artworks from the Middle East and Central Asia. Among the exhibits they find, there are metalwork, antique manuscripts, carpets, textile pieces, ceramic ware, and glassware decorated in various traditional styles. During your stay at one of the best hotels in Qatar the likes of Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli, do not forget to visit the Museum of Islamic Art while also enjoying the beautiful Persian Gulf views.

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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This museum has been named after the famous businessman Sheikh Faisal, and the artworks in the display are what he has gathered throughout his lifetime over 50+ years. Anyone who explores this museum carefully will come across 4 main sections such as Islamic Art, Qatar Heritage, Vehicles, and currency. As this museum is located within a half an hour ride from the Doha center, art enthusiasts can surely visit it during their Doha tours.

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Anima Gallery

Aristotle once told art is an extension of one's soul and he named this concept as 'anima'. So, that's how that name has come to this art gallery, and this is also one of the new galleries in Doha. To entertain its visitors, this space has spots selling snacks and drinks, so a visit to here, will never be dull during your Doha tour. This gallery appreciates the skills of regional artists, and international artists as well.

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Katara Art Center

Someone who needs to explore the cultural elements in Doha will never miss the Katara Cultural Village during his time in Doha. It's a very attractive coastal area that has art and drama spaces, music venues, film theatres, and several snack shops as well. Among all these important places, there is this art gallery that hosts exhibitions especially to encourage the young and new local artists and their talents. This venue also hosts several knowledge-exchanging programs and projects in which both the young and expert artists participate.

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ALRIWAQ

This was built in 2010 and is located very close to the Museum of Islamic Art. This was initially not constructed to make it a permanent art gallery, but since the design came out so nice, the officials then have decided to transform it into a permanent one. Today, it's a popular venue for hosting international art shows such as 'Relics'.

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