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Visiting Qatar Museums during Ramadan

Updated 6 April 2023

By Aiman Rizvi

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a museum at night, past hours? This Ramadan, you’ll have the opportunity to find out! In addition to welcoming visitors in the morning, Qatar Museums invites you to tour our exhibitions, galleries, gift shops and restaurants after the sun sets.

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During the Holy Month of Ramadan, all our venues will be open Saturday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm and 8pm to 12 midnight, and on Fridays from 8pm to 12 midnight. This special schedule includes evening hours that give visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy our Museums after sunset, into the late hours of the night.

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

Hours

Museums and Galleries

Unless otherwise indicated, our museums and galleries will be open the following hours from 23 March until 20 April:

Saturday–Thursday: 10am–2pm and 8pm–midnight
Fridays: 8pm–midnight

All of our venues will be closed on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, 21 April, and reopen on 22 April with regular operating hours.

Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Saturday–Thursday: 10am–2pm
Fridays: 12 noon–3pm

Restaurants and Cafés

National Museum of Qatar

Jiwan: 5.30pm–2am daily
875 Café: 8pm–12 midnight daily
Desert Rose Café: 8pm–12 midnight daily

Museum of Islamic Art

IDAM: 8pm–12 midnight (Closed on Fridays)
MIA Café: 8pm–12 midnight daily

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

3-2-1 Café: 8pm–12 midnight daily

Fire Station

Café #999: 5.30–10.30pm daily

While You’re Here

Qatar Museums has an exciting programme of special exhibitions and events this spring that you can enjoy during your morning or evening visits.

New Exhibitions

Beirut and the Golden Sixties, now on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, explores a crucial moment in the city’s modern history: the period of rich artistic and political vibrancy that preceded a fifteen-year civil war. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the exhibition will be on view until 5 August 2023.

The curious desert is the first solo exhibition in the Gulf region by the celebrated Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Set across two locations —indoors at the National Museum of Qatar andoutdoors near Al Thakhira Mangrove — the exhibition experiments with light, color, and geometry.

The Tasweer Photo Festival is back for its second iteration with five exhibitions housed in locations across the city. Along with celebrating Doha’s communities, the exhibitions also bring us stories of marginalisation and resilience from different parts of the world.

Revisit Your Favourites

Our evening hours during Ramadan offer an ideal chance to explore the permanent collections in a new light. The galleries of the Museum of Islamic Art, which were recently reinstalled, invite visitors on a journey through some of the most splendid artistic traditions from around the world.

Visitors to MIA, the National Museum of Qatar, Mathaf, and 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum can also take advantage of our free, multilingual audio guides, which offer unique insights into our collection highlights.

Events and Programmes

Keep a lookout for special events such as panel talks, workshops and other activities related to these exhibitions on the What’s On section of our website!

Last Chance

Meanwhile, don’t miss the final weeks of the exhibitions Lusail Museum andExperience Al Jazeera, which close in April.

Plan Ahead and Save Time

Book your tickets now to enjoy our special Ramadan hours.

We look forward to hosting you soon!