Qatar Museums introduces revised timings for Phase 4
August 31 2020 10:42 PM
Museum of Islamic Art.
Museum of Islamic Art.

* QM playgrounds and NMoQ galleries will remain closed until October 1

With the phased-in reopening of cultural institutions and services continuing, Qatar Museums (QM) has to announced updated timings for the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Fire Station and museum libraries, from Tuesday.

Health and safety protocols, in accordance with guidelines from Qatar’s Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control Office at the Ministry of Public Health, will require visitors to pre-book tickets on the QM website, present a 'green' health status on the Ehteraz virus-tracing mobile application and wear a face mask throughout the duration of their visit, Qatar Museums said in a statement on Monday.

Ahmad al-Namla, CEO of Qatar Museums, said: “As the country enters Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, Qatar Museums has reassessed its opening timings and is pleased to announce extended hours. With the further easing of restrictions, visitors to our cultural institutions can enjoy more time browsing our temporary and permanent collections and dining at one of our cafes or restaurants. Over the coming months, the community can also look forward to a full roster of activities and exhibitions catering to a range of cultural interests and artistic passions.”

* Updated timings for MIA, Mathaf Islamic Art Museum and the Fire Station are:

Saturday to Thursday: 9am to 7pm; and Friday: 1.30pm to 7pm. There is no restriction on the number of museum visitors; however, exhibitions will have reduced staff and the necessary social distancing precautions will apply.

* MIA Library: Same as Museum opening hours

* Mathaf Library: Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 2.30pm. There is no restriction on library visitors but the necessary social distancing precautions will apply.

* National Museum of Qatar restaurants:

Jiwan - Saturday to Wednesday: 12noon to 5pm; Thursday and Friday: closed.

Desert Rose Café - Saturday to Thursday: 8am to 8pm; and Friday: 1pm to 8pm.

* MIA restaurants:

Idam - Saturday to Wednesday: 12noon to 9.30pm; Thursday: 3pm to 9.30pm; and Friday: closed.

MIA Café - Saturday to Thursday: 9am to 7pm; and Friday: 1:30pm to 7pm.

* MIA Park kiosks:

MIA Park Kiosk Café - daily from 3pm to 10pm.

Picco Café Kiosk: closed until further notice.

Hilal Food Truck - daily from 1pm to 10pm.

Moons Café Kiosk: closed until further notice.

* Fire Station:

Café 999 - Sunday to Saturday: 8am to 11pm, with a break for Friday prayers between 11am and 1pm.

Cass Art - Saturday to Thursday: 9am to 7pm; and Friday: 2pm to 7pm.

Qatar Museums’ playgrounds and the NMoQ galleries, along with its Sister Cake Mobile Kiosk, will remain closed until October 1.

Though NMoQ galleries remain closed, the museum will launch two digital exhibitions: Qatar’s Culinary Journey and Habitat & Shelters, exploring themes from its permanent galleries as well as content curated by the wider community.

For more information about the upcoming virtual exhibitions, one can visit qm.org.qa




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