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I finally managed to see one of Doha’s top tourist spots and I couldn’t be happier. I went to the Museum of Islamic Arts yesterday and I am still simply in awe of the beautiful architecture. I read somewhere that the architect who built it didn’t want to build a museum in the middle of the city, crowded with other buildings. Instead, this artificial island was built for him to make this museum on.

What I find most attractive about the site is the symbolism. Like the semi-oval shape at the top of the museum denotes the eyes of an Arabic lady gaping through her veil.

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One thing that seemed very unique was the way all exhibits are displayed in a glass box with dim lights. It allows you to focus all your attention on the particular item, like it commands your attention.

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Here are a few pictures I took. Enjoy!

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2 comments

  1. That ceiling looks amazing

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    1. It’s a site to see.

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