Located on the fourth floor of the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), Jiwan is the second Alain Ducasse restaurant to open in Qatar. With a contemporary Qatari menu and interior designs by Koichi Takada Architects, Jiwan is an immersive gastronomic concept that takes guests on a sensory journey through Qatar’s rich heritage and unique landscape.
Jiwan presents Qatari cuisine in a new, exciting way, offering a refined menu that shines a light on local produce.
Jiwan is the Qatari word for the "perfect pearl" – rose-tinted white and completely round, with a lustre so pure that it comes alive with radiance.
From the outdoor terrace with its impressive views, visitors can look over the desert rose-inspired architecture by Jean Nouvel and the restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani. Small dining pods are inspired by the sand dunes of the inland sea of Khor Al Adaid, offering guests the best vantage point to catch the softly fading light of dusk and sunsets over the sea.
The restaurant's design draws inspiration from the unique Qatari nature and geography, where the sea comes deep into the heart of the desert. Over four million pearl-like crystal beads are suspended from the ceiling, gently dancing with the air or when guests move around. The subtle movement above creates an experience for guests as if they were diving under the water.