Visitor Guidelines

Qatar Museums is pleased to welcome all visitors to Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

These guidelines include essential information about dress code, photography policies, and other useful tips to help you make the most of your visit.

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We’ve opened our doors to visitors from all over the world with special hours at our museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés 1 November–20 December.

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Museums and Galleries

  • Please purchase tickets in advance in order to select your preferred time slot.
  • Tickets are offered in one-hour time slots. Please arrive on time to ensure entry. Keep in mind that there may be queues to enter our museums and galleries.
  • Out of respect for local culture, please dress modestly. Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting public places like museums and other government buildings. Entrance may be refused if your clothing is deemed unsuitable.
  • Large bags must be checked.
  • No food or drink in the galleries.
  • No tripods, selfie sticks, or flash photography in the galleries.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Museum staff will regulate the number of visitors in the museum and gallery spaces.

Restricted and Prohibited Items

If you attempt to bring a restricted or prohibited item into a QM building or premises, the safety and security staff will direct you accordingly.

If the item is RESTRICTED, it will be temporarily held by QM until you depart the site.

If the item is PROHIBITED (unlawful in Qatar), it will be confiscated, and the appropriate authorities informed.

Restricted & Prohibited Items (PDF)

Restricted

  • Bottles and glasses
  • Cans
  • Glass Jars
  • Musical Instruments
  • Whistles
  • Radio or Speakers
  • Loudspeakers
  • Scissors
  • Knives
  • Sharps
  • Tools
  • Flags
  • Food and Drink

Prohibited

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks

Heritage Sites

  • Keep to the marked tracks
  • Do not climb on the archaeological structures
  • Do not pick up any objects
  • Put litter in bins or take it with you
  • Respect animals and plants
  • No hunting, fishing or swimming
  • No fires or barbecues
  • No graffiti
  • No drones
  • No digging or metal detectors

Public Art

Please exercise caution when visiting our public artworks. Neither the owner/operator of the premises nor the owner of the artworks shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused to your person or property.

Site Rules and Etiquette
  • No littering, vandalism, bonfires, scribbling and spraying on public artworks or sites.
  • Please use designated routes, entrances and car parks.
  • No motor vehicles allowed past designated car park points.
  • Our public artworks are under surveillance, offenders will be prosecuted and fined.