There are various artistic buildings in Qatar. Each one has cultural and historic significance in the country of Qatar. You’ll be happy to know that visitors are welcome at most of the artistic buildings. Everyone, including women and children are welcome to attend many of the events that they put on for the general public. Artistic buildings in Qatar are there for everyone to visually enjoy. It would be a shame to visit this country and miss out on the fantastic photo opportunities.
So now that you know that artistic buildings are in Qatar, which ones are good to visit? Well there are a few to choose from, so we are going to give you the low down on the ones that are worth your time.
The first artistic building you should visit is the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. This museum displays some of the most beautiful works of Islamic artwork from throughout the country. Much of the influences in the museum come from the ancient Islamic architecture and this museum has a very unique design. It contains a study, library, several restaurants, and is the first museum of its kind in the Persian Gulf! You can easily satisfy your craving for individuality and artistic talent by viewing their many collections of Islamic art.
From the outside, this museum looks incredible. It has pointed shapes and really represents an art museum well. The museum is built upon a stand alone island about 195 feet off Doha’s Corniche. It really is incredible and you won’t find another building like this anywhere in Qatar. Even though it’s still young, opened in November of 2008, it still holds an impressive amount of artwork. There are also artifacts from Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.
An expedition was done for 6 months in order to find enough artwork and artifacts to fill the museum. This is an exceptionally impressive amount of scouring the world to find historical pieces that really represent a piece of history. Sabiha Al Khemir was crowned the director of the museum from 2006-2008. Even during the developmental phase, this man took the time to make the museum something worth visiting.
This museum is “a way of connecting Doha to the world”, according to critics. It has also been dubbed the foremost Islamic art museum in the world. There is not a lot of museums that cover Islamic artifacts and artwork from throughout the ages, so it’s lucky for all of us that artistic visionaries took the time to expand on a project such as this.
Floodlighting really makes this museum stand out at night. You can really appreciate the artistic design of the outside if you can catch it on a warm summer night. Taking your family to experience what true dedication to art can do for the quality of peoples lives is something that has to be experienced to be believed.