In the lead-up to Qatar hosting the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, Qatar Museums has announced extended timings for all museums, galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants within its network for the duration of the tournament.
Revised timings for the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), Qatar Museums Gallery, Al Riwaq, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Fire Station: Artist in Residence are as follows: the operating hours from November 28 until December 18 (inclusive) will be from 10am to 8pm (Saturday to Thursday) and from 1.30pm to 8pm on Fridays.
Mathaf will be closed to the public on December 3 and 10.
One can visit the Qatar Museum's website for the latest information on the revised opening timings.
During the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, visitors can explore the National Museum of Qatar's permanent galleries and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection as well as the recently unveiled 'Kader Attia: On Silence' exhibition. Striking murals and art installations that make up Qatar's thriving public art scene can be found in locations across Doha, including murals in and around Al Sadd Metro station as part of the POW! WOW! global mural festival.
Additionally, Qatar Museums is presenting exceptional exhibitions by renowned international artists, including 'Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech' at the Fire Station, 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' at M7 in Msheireb Downtown Doha, and 'Jeff Koons: Lost in America' at Qatar Museums Gallery, Al Riwaq. Visitors are reminded to purchase tickets online in advance of their visit.
Due to anticipated road closures and traffic congestion around Doha, visitors are advised to use public transportation to Qatar Museums’ venues and events.
Mowasalat is running a special service along the Corniche from until December 18. Visitors can take the Corniche loop southbound to the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park, Al Riwaq and NMoQ, or the B-Ring Road loop to M7, Fire Station, MIA Park, Al Riwaq and NMoQ.
The nearest Metro station to NMoQ, Al Riwaq and MIA Park is the National Museum station, while the nearest Metro station to Fire Station is Al Bidda. Also, the nearest Metro station to M7 is Msheireb.
The public has been advised to read the Qatar Museum's visitor guidelines for more information.
To book tickets to exhibitions, one can visit Museum's website.
Culture Pass Plus and Culture Family members enjoy complimentary access to exhibitions, galleries and events. Visit this link to become part of Qatar's arts and culture community with a full programme of benefits to suit every artistic passion, and the chance to enjoy exclusive and behind-the-scenes access to guided tours, exhibitions, talks and workshops.
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