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A Football Fan’s Guide to Qatar Museums

20 November 2022

Make the most of your time in Qatar during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ with our handy tips and useful links.

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Welcome, football fans! Our world-famous museums, restaurants, and shops offer the perfect arts and culture break before, after or even in between matches.

Plan your visit now to make the most of your trip.

Helpful Hints

All of our venues are open daily from 10am until 8pm, unless otherwise noted. See our FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ information page for the latest updates.

See our Visitor Guidelines for essential information about dress code, photography policies, and other useful tips.

Plan ahead! Book your tickets in advance to secure your preferred day and time to visit.

Useful Information Visitor Guidelines Book Tickets

What’s On

Whether you have an hour or a full morning, you’ll find something to do and see across our network of museums, public parks, heritage sites and public art.

Museums and Special Exhibitions

Our museums and gallery spaces are at the centre of Doha’s thriving cultural landscape.

Don't miss the recently opened 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, a family-friendly, interactive museum dedicated to sport. Alongside gallery highlights such as a treasured football connected to the one and only Pelè, you’ll find the special exhibition The World of Football.Heads up: Visitors to the Museum will need to show a valid admission ticket as well as a Hayya card.

But we’ve got much more to offer all across Doha, from a celebration of haute couture to an in-depth look at the storied city of Baghdad and everything in between. For an overview of all the exhibitions, see Fall 2022: An Exhibition for Every Interest.

Explore Our Museums Calendar of Exhibitions

Outdoor Spaces

Nature lovers can enjoy the sunshine in our parks and green spaces. The Museum of Islamic Art has expansive gardens that offer amazing views of Doha’s skyline, perfect for an evening picnic. DADU gardens, part of Qatar’s upcoming Children’s Museum, are designed to be ‘living classrooms’ for visitors up to 11 years of age. The park also includes a community garden and an amphitheatre.

Visit our Parks and Playgrounds

Our Unique Heritage

Did you know? Qatar is home to a range of heritage sites, including forts, towers, historic settlements and rock carvings. Most of our heritage sites are free to visit, except for Al Zubarah, where you’ll need an entry ticket. Learn more about timings and entry requirements.

Explore Our Heritage Sites

Contemporary Qatar

And finally, contemporary art lovers will find art to love on the beach, in the desert, on the corner of every street. Qatar has an impressive collection of public art, some site specific, commissioned especially in celebration of the World Cup, and some adorning the city temporarily. The works of widely celebrated contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Richard Serra and Jeff Koons are on display across the city, free and open to the public. Our interactive public art map can help you plan your itinerary.

Discover Public Art

Whether you’re headed to one of our museums, galleries, world-class restaurants, parks or playgrounds, make sure to check our FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ information page for the latest opening times and ticket requirements.

We look forward to hosting you!