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Museum of Islamic Art Park

As well as arguably the best view in Doha, this park offers good food, culture, sports and leisure activities, family events and more.

The Museum of Islamic Art Park is a large green space that stands next to the museum in a beautiful location at Doha's waterfront. It is a fantastic place for unwinding with the family.

Take a pleasant stroll from the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) along a semi-circular, palm-tree lined path which follows the waterfront to the park's outdoor café.

On your way to the café you will find two large fenced playgrounds on your right where the kids can to let off steam. Both playgrounds have diverse and very well-designed equipment that is sure to keep the brood happy for hours.

Spectacular views of the iconic West Bay towers await you at the stylish café, which sells food, drinks and ice cream. There is also a gift shop selling souvenirs inspired by the MIA collections.

The MIA Park is a great place to socialise, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and lose track of time—and the kids will also love running up and down the hill. Finally, don't forget to take photos to show Doha at its best to your friends and family back home!

With its close proximity to MIA and Al-Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space and being walking distance from Souq Waqif, it is possible to combine a visit to MIA Park with one of these places to make a great family day out.

Basic information

Nearby landmarks:  Al Corniche, Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif, Fanar

Opening hours:  10:30-22:00 (gates tend to open later on Fridays, closed on Tuesdays)

Entrance fee:  Free

Size:  27.5 hectares

Parking:  Ample, covered parking located between the Museum of Islamic Art and the Al-Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space

Shade:  The playgrounds are not shaded but the café is shaded and plenty of trees offer shelter

Toilets:  Yes, by the café

Wheelchair and disability accessible:  The paths around the playground, green spaces and café make the park accessible to wheelchairs. The café and toilet facilities are also accessible.

Park website:  http://www.mia.org.qa/en/mia-park

Doha Family tips

Allowed:  Biking, scooting, roller skating, football, paddleboats, running, jogging, walking, flying a kite

Not allowed:  Swimming, fishing, animals, BBQs, open fires, smoking in café seating areas

Don't forget!

  • Don't leave your bikes/scooters unattended.
  • No food from the outside is permitted within café areas but picnics are allowed in other parts of the park.
  • There are digital information screens available around the park with up-to-date information.
  • Potty training? Be warned that the playground is a good five-minute walk away from the toilets.
  • The café sells tasty salads and paninis—a little pricey though.
  • Don't forget your camera to take some gorgeous shots of your family and the Doha skyline.
  • The MIA Park Bazaar selling handmade products is held from 12:00-19:00 on the first Saturday of the month, from October to May.

Park facilities

Outdoor:  Bungee trampolines, bicycle hire, paddle boats

Playground basics:

  • Play areas for children of all ages
  • Large sandbox
  • Variety of swings for all ages (plastic & rope)
  • Plastic merry-go-round
  • Rocking pirate ship, car etc
  • Slides (some metal, some plastic)
  • Rope, metal & chain climbing frames
  • Balance bars
  • Wooden picnic tables and benches
  • Rubber surface

Other information

Food and beverages: The MIA Park Café has a shaded terrace serving fresh sandwiches, salads etc, from 12:00-22:00 (later on Fridays, closed on Tuesdays).

Nearby mosque:  Prayer rooms for men and women are by Al-Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space.

Theatre:  No

Wi-Fi:  No

Night lighting:  Well-lit at night

Driving directions

  • The best way to get to MIA Park is to find your way to MIA first.
  • The museum is located on Al Corniche Street which extends along Doha Bay.
  • From Doha Airport, heading towards the Corniche, C Ring Road becomes Corniche Street.
  • Once on Corniche Street you'll see MIA's iconic structure on your right.
  • Take a right through the entrance to MIA and on your right you'll see a large car park.
  • Once you've parked, walk towards the water. MIA is on your left and MIA park is on your right.

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