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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4402 8855
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Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City, the museum is home to a permanent collection offering a unique and comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, and is poised to become a vital centre for dialogue and scholarship in the region.
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Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
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"education city"
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"permanent collection"
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"free bus running"
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"a small gift shop"
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"nice collection"
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"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

As an avid contemporary art fan, I do occasionally like to visit museums and galleries after work, but since Mathaf is tricky to get to due to the sporadic changes of the roads and the horrendous traffic within the area, it's almost not worth the...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Any effort to show cultural life away from traditional (religious) tracks has to be commended. That way the Islamic world may one day become again a contributor to world progress. The museum is a bit away from the centre and going there in the afternoon...More

Thank Heinz H
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is great place for art lovers and modern art can be seen reflecting even in the architecture. Must see place.

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this museum unless you are really into modern art. The bus ride from MIA took 45 mins (not 25) due to massive construction work. I covered the entire displays in 30 mins, then waited 40 mins for the return bus. Disappointing.

Thank travelnutSydney
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

It is possible to tour this very small museum in an hour. It is located in Education City and a free bus is available from the MIA here.

Thank ella052
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Surprising find in Doha, a Museum of Modern Art with a pretty good collection. Lovely way to escape the midday sun and enjoy some culture at the same time.

Thank SBams14
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

A beautiful collection of artists from many Arab countries, modern and contemporary. One of the best museums in Doha, definitely worth a visit!

Thank sheilazago
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Relatively small, and somewhat remote, but certainly worthwhile. There was no temporary exhibition unfortunately when we were there, otherwise we could gave seen something more. Very quiet; I think we were the only visitors when we arrived on Saturday afternoon around 14:00hrs.

Thank mardic66
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

I love this museum! It is far away from the center, but you can take a shuttle bus from the MIA on the hour every hour and back. This museum has a large collection of modern arabic art and organizes rotating exhibitions on a specific...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The museum is amazing, but the constructions around it, made so difficult to get in. Take care about traffic jams in the neighborhood.

Thank Susana Perez-Bo... B
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