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Museum of Islamic Art

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http://www.mia.org.qa/en/about/the-museum-building

The museum building has rapidly become an iconic feature of the Doha landscape. Standing alone on reclaimed land, the building draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, notably the Ibn Tulun Mosque of Cairo.

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A: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar-Mia

by Fariborz Alagheband, 40 meters away

 The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was t...

Museum of Islamic Art  Doha Qatar-Mia

B: Museum of Islamic Art -building

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 40 meters away

Museum of Islamic Art -building

C: Sea side

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 70 meters away

Sea side

D: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar - MIA

by Fariborz Alagheband, 90 meters away

  The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was ...

Museum of Islamic Art  Doha Qatar - MIA

E: The stair- Going up

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 130 meters away

Museum of Islamic Art in Doha Qatar

The stair- Going up

F: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 150 meters away

  The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was ...

Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar

G: Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 150 meters away

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

H: Viewing the sea

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 150 meters away

Viewing the sea

I: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 160 meters away

   The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was...

Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar

J: Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar (Grand Hall)

by Fariborz Alagheband, 160 meters away

   The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was...

Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar (Grand Hall)

This panorama was taken in Qatar, Middle East

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When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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