Immersed in all the excitement and celebration during the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, one can find in the heart of Doha a view like no other at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park, a Qatar Museums statement said.
MIA Park, open 24 hours, seven days a week, offers ample green space to unwind before or after the matches, watch the fireworks and other spectacular displays on the Corniche or simply enjoy an oasis of serenity.
MIA and MIA Park are accessible through the museum’s main entrance and Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq entrance at the back of The Skyline or giant screen display.
While at MIA, a visit to the gift shop inside the Museum or the Pop-Up shop at MIA Park, is an opportunity to purchase a range of souvenirs including FIFA-licensed merchandise and product lines inspired by the “Baghdad: Eye’s Delight” exhibition.
At the Al Riwaq gift shop, visitors have access to gifts inspired by the “Lusail Museum: Tales of A Connected World” and “Art Mill” exhibitions. Bring home a piece of the World Cup and Qatar through the carefully curated premium gift items that elevate one’s gifting experience.
MIA Café located inside the museum offers chicken and lamb machboos to chicken biryani, crispy bread with turkey and compote cheese to refreshing drinks, with views of the Corniche and the scenic Doha skyline.
A stroll at MIA Park engages guests with an artful experience through public art installations by Yayoi Kusama. “My Soul Blooms Forever” is the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind to take place in the Gulf region.
The exhibition consists of monumental sculptures and installations throughout MIA Park and Al Riwaq, including recent work such as the giant Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and renowned works such as Narcissus Garden (1966/2022).
MIA Park also has a variety of food trucks and kiosks, including MIA Park Café, Voute Café, Hilal Food Truck, Al Riwaq Café, Go Fresh, Desi Dhaba, Home Burger Food Truck and Green & Go.
Abdulla al-Dosari, deputy director for Operations at MIA, said: “A visit at MIA and MIA Park creates moments that are actually a union of arts, culture and culinary discoveries. MIA Park offers a safe space to unwind, catch up with friends, enjoy family bonding over good food in a relaxed and serene environment. At MIA, we are all about creating moments that will last even beyond the tournament”.
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