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With the phased-in reopening of cultural institutions and services continuing, Qatar Museums is pleased to announce up dated timings for the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Fire Station and museum libraries, from 1 September.

Health and safety protocols, in accordance with guidelines from Qatar’s Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control Office in the Ministry of Public Health, will require visitors to pre-book tickets on the Qatar Museums’ website, present a “green” health status on the Ehteraz virus-tracing mobile application and wear a face mask throughout the duration of their visit.

Ahmad Al Namla, CEO of Qatar Museums, said: “As the country enters into Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Qatar Museums has reassessed its opening timings and is pleased to announce extended hours. With the further easing of restrictions, visitors to our cultural institutions can enjoy more time browsing our temporary and permanent collections and dining at one of our cafes or restaurants. Over the coming months, the community can also look forward to a full roster of activities and exhibitions catering to a range of cultural interests and artistic passions.”

Updated timings for MIA, Mathaf Islamic Art Museum and the Fire Station are as follows:

Saturday to Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm

Friday: 1:30 pm - 7 pm

No restriction on number of museum visitors; however, exhibitions will have reduced staff and the necessary social distancing precautions will apply.

MIA Library: Same as Museum opening hours

Mathaf Library: Sunday to Thursday, 9 am - 2:30 pm

No restriction on library visitors but the necessary social distancing precautions will apply.

NMoQ restaurants:


Saturday to Wednesday: 12 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday and Friday: Closed

Desert Rose Café

Saturday to Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm

Friday: 1 pm - 8 pm

MIA restaurants:


Saturday to Wednesday: 12 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday: 3 pm – 9.30 pm

Friday: Closed

MIA Café

Saturday to Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm

Friday: 1:30 pm - 7 pm

MIA Park kiosks:

MIA Park Kiosk Café

Daily from 3 pm - 10 pm

Picco Café Kiosk: Closed until further notice

Hilal Food Truck

Daily from 1 pm - 10 pm

Moons Café Kiosk: Closed until further notice.


Café 999

Sunday to Saturday: 8 am - 11 pm with a break for Friday prayers between 11 am and 1 pm.

Cass Art

Saturday to Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm

Friday: 2 pm - 7 pm

Qatar Museums’ playgrounds and the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) galleries, along with its Sister Cake Mobile Kiosk, will remain closed until 1 October.

Though NMoQ galleries remain closed, the museum will launch two digital exhibitions: Qatar’s Culinary Journey and Habitat & Shelters, exploring themes from its permanent galleries as well as content curated by the wider community.
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