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PHOTOS: Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim extends his collection to West Bay


(All photos copyright Mohammed Ismail)

The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Museum, a well-known private collection of over 15,000 items located in Al Samriya west of Doha, has set up a new extension in West Bay.

Photographer Mohammed Ismail visited the collection recently and sent us these photos.

The museum – which is on the sixth floor of City Tower, part of the Renaissance Hotel complex in West Bay – is designed to offer business travelers and tourists a taste of Arab, Iranian and Qatari culture.

There are over 200 carpets on display hailing from countries like Iran, Turkey, India and Egypt, plus ceramics, knives, ornate doors and furniture from Qatar and the surrounding region.

Officially inaugurated last month, it is only viewable between 9am-5pm by appointment at the moment, which can be made by calling +974 4422-3899 or emailing visitors@fbqmuseum.org, but make sure to specify that you’re visiting the West Bay branch.

A spokeswoman for the museum said they hoped to have it available to visitors without appointments sometime in the next few months.

Visitors wishing to see more of Sheikh Faisal’s extensive collection can take a trip out to his large museum located in a fort on the Dukhan road, near Shahaniya.

Have you been to see the new museum? Thoughts?


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