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    Inspired by books Islamic Design

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This National Day, enjoy Qatar’s famous fireworks display with the best views in the city from the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park Cafe. Located just across from Qatar’s unique skyline, the MIA Park Café will be hosting a National Day celebration on the 18th December from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.

There will be a large variety of delicious foods, snacks and desserts on offer for the whole family to enjoy.  While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the café’s customised ‘Cream Puffs’, a delightful dessert called ‘Al Adaam’. Made specifically to celebrate Qatar National Day, ‘Al Adaam’ will be customised to match Qatar’s national flag. Visitors are encouraged to upload pictures sharing their experience using #MIAQatar – and best picture will get a re-post!

Watch the Google Earth satellite views showing the development of the museum from 2003 through to today.

Standing at the end of the MIA Park pier is a large sculpture. Known as the ‘7’ sculpture, this almost 80-foot high steel artwork was designed by American artist Richard Serra.

It was unveiled in 2011 and is the tallest artwork ever created by Serra. It is made from 7 steel plates - each 78 feet high and 8 feet wide - arranged in a heptagonal or seven-sided shape.

It celebrates the spiritual and scientific significance of the number 7 in Islamic culture. Serra reflected, “I’ve been making towers for 30 years, and I’ve made several towers. But I’ve never made a tower like this tower”.

The work was inspired by a minaret in Afghanistan. The geometric layout of the sculpture and stability of the plates were tested under wind and seismic loads. The supports accommodate the expansion and contraction of the plates due to the large temperature gradients in the Middle East.

The sculpture reflects the reaction of metals to the corrosive saltwater spray from the sea, creating an intense colour and surface texture.

 

A contemporary version of the Old Souq, every weekend MIA Park Bazaar offers a vibrant mix of fun activities and stalls equipped with a range of handcraft, accessories, paintings, clothing, food, jewelry, photography and art.  

MIA Park Bazaar - Vendors 

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Please note that due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MIA Bazaar is not currently taking place. 

To ensure your safety and the safety of our visitors, we are coordinating with the relevant authorities to bring back the Bazaar with necessary precautions once it is deemed safe to do so. 

Please visit this page for updates.