Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art

22 Nov

I love Qatar for many reasons and have great respect for its people, culture, and leaders. I also love the Doha Debates, Qatar Foundation, Shafallah Center, Qatar Open, and most importantly, Qatar’s commendable foreign policy. There is yet another reason I can add to my “Why I love Qatar” list, which is: The Museum of Islamic Art. The museum houses the world’s largest Islamic art collection, at over one thousand artifacts. Check out Aljazeera’s coverage of the museum’s unveiling ceremony, which was attended by one thousand dignitaries from around the world. Fantastic!

Side note: I wonder how much money it took to ‘lure‘ renowned architect I.M. Pei out of retirement.

4 Responses to “Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art”

  1. Anonymous November 23, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    Qatar and its leadership are the most dynamic and forward thinking in the Gulf region and are loyal friends of the Sudanese people.

    Long may Qatar and its leadership prosper.

    I also saw a snippet on aljazeera about the museum.
    I’d like to visit it.

  2. Kizzie November 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm #

    Qatar is really moving forward, it has come a long way in the past few years. I’ve lived there in the early 90’s btw.
    I love the Doha Debates! have you seen the new season?

  3. samra.alneel December 15, 2008 at 2:28 am #

    Qatar is set to have the worlds second , fastest growing economy this year , i love being in Qatar ..

  4. sudaneseoptimist December 19, 2008 at 1:41 am #

    I love Qatar too!

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