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Visiting Qatar Museums during Ramadan

Updated 13 March 2024

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 9am to 2pm and 8pm to 12am, and on Fridays from 8pm to 12am. 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.


Museums and Galleries

Unless otherwise indicated, our museums and galleries will be open the following hours during Ramadan:

Saturday–Thursday: 9am–2pm and 8pm–12am
Fridays: 8pm–12am

All of our venues will be closed on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

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

Restaurants and Cafés

National Museum of Qatar

Jiwan: 5.30pm–10pm daily
875 Café: Closed during Ramadan
Desert Rose Café: 3pm–1am daily
Thalatheen: 3pm–12am daily

Museum of Islamic Art

IDAM: 6pm–9pm (closed on Fridays)
MIA Café: 9am–2pm and 8pm–12am

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

3-2-1 Café: 8pm–12am daily

Fire Station

Café #999: 8pm–1am (closed on Fridays)

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Joe & Juice: 8pm–12am 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.

Featured Exhibitions

Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran, on view at the Museum of Islamic Art, is a captivating exhibition that highlights the critical role that silk played during the Safavid period (1501–1736 CE).

Golden Spider Silk, is a companion exhibition to Fashioning and Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran, also on view at MIA. This captivating installation delves into the fascinating world of golden spider silk, unveiling its extraordinary history and remarkable properties.

Distilled Lessons: Abstraction in Arab Modernism, on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is an exhibition that examines experiments in abstraction that differentiate Arab modernism from its counterparts around the globe.

Mehdi Moutashar: Introspection as Resistance, on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is Mehdi Moutashar’s first solo show in Qatar, consisting of both new and existing works in a wide variety of mediums.

Cities Under Quarantine: The Mailbox Project, on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is an exhibition that presents the Artist’s Book project, conceived and curated by Abed Al Kadiri, which includes a powerful documentation of life from the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait, on view at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, presents an engaging film screening and art exhibition celebrating the exceptional talent, focus and skill of the legendary French footballer, Zinédine Zidane.

Pipilotti Rist: Electric Idyll, on view at the Fire Station, is Pipilotti Rist’s first survey exhibition in the Middle East.

Design Doha Exhibitions

Arab Design Now, on view at M7, presents a survey of local and regional design talent across disciplines, from architectural and material innovations to contemporary crafts, furniture, fashion, graphic, and object design.

100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters - Round 4, on view at M7, documents the contemporary visual culture of the Arab world, aiming to inspire, connect and educate new talents, academics and professionals. Furthermore, the initiative strives to enhance the global visibility and perception of Arabic graphic design.

Visit the Design Doha website for more information.

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.

Plan Ahead and Save Time

Book your tickets now to enjoy our special Ramadan hours.

We look forward to hosting you soon!