Qatar’s new Islamic art museum, designed by famous American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates also have spent billions during the last decade to transform themselves from small desert […]

MEMBERS of the Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing board held a reception at the Museum of Islamic Art, where officials promised that a “vibrant, dynamic and exciting list of books” will be published when the company starts operating in the Spring of 2010. A $13.2mn agreement was signed between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury in October of […]

Qatar Islamic Art Museum

MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART Located on the Corniche, which surrounds Doha Harbor in Qatar, about 15 minutes from Doha International Airport. Closed Tuesdays. Open Fridays 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and other days 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Web Site: