MAJOR MUSEUMS & FORTS
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Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, is a museum for the world.
It will bring the world to Doha, but it will also
connect Doha to the world. The Museum of Islamic Art is
dedicated to being the foremost museum of Islamic art in
the world, and as well a centre of education and
information in the field of the arts of the Islamic
world. Through the vision of its leadership and the
dedication of its staff, the Museum of Islamic Art will
manifest this commitment by establishing, preserving,
and documenting a collection that reflects the vitality,
the complexity, and the diversity of the arts of the
Qatar National Museum
The museum lies on the eastern part of the Corniche. It displays the geological history of Qatar as well as a collection of Islamic artifacts and relics. There is also a maritime museum in which the fish wealth of Qatar is displayed, and a small lagoon where wooden traditional boats built in Qatar are moored.
Work hours: daily from 9 am to 12 noon except Saturdays and Fridays and from 4 pm to 7 pm except Saturdays. Tuesday's afternoon period is assigned for families only.
There are also a number of regional museums including:
Al Khor Museum
Al Khor museum lies in Al Khor town about 57 km north of Doha. It is a two-storey building. The ground floor is assigned for anthropological life, while the upper floor hall is set for the display of excavation discoveries in Al Khor area.
Al Wakrah Museum
It lies in Al Wakrah town about 17 km from the capital and displays marine life and natural history materials.
The museum displays rare samples of swords, daggers and miscellaneous firearms and their accessories. It lies in Al Lagta area in the suburbs of Doha.
Situated on Grand Hamad Street, this building is the last remaining construction of its kind in Doha. It opens from Sunday through Tuesday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3 to 6 pm and closes on Saturdays. On Fridays it is open from 3 to 6 only. Entrance is free of charge.
Al Zubara Fort
Al Zubara Fort lies 105km northwest of Doha. It is open for the public all weekdays except Saturdays and Fridays mornings. Entrance is free of charge.
Doha Fort (Al Koot)
It is one of the remaining military forts in Doha. It lies on Jassim Bin Mohammed Street and opens daily and in Saturday and Friday mornings. Entrance is free of charge.
Umm Salal Muhammad Fort
This fort lies in Umm Salal Mohammad area, 21 km from Doha. It is one of the residential forts that date back to the late 19th century.
Situated in Umm Salal Mohammed, the tower dates back to the late 19th century AD