Qatar Museums Unveils Ramadan Operating Hours

Doha, Qatar: Qatar Museums (QM) has released its Ramadan operating schedule, with museums and galleries open from Saturday to Thursday, from 9 am to 2 pm and 8 pm to 12 am. On Fridays, the operating hours are from 8 pm to 12 am.

In a statement on its website, QM highlighted the inclusion of evening hours, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the museums after sunset, extending into the late hours of the night.

QM also announced a captivating lineup of special exhibitions and events for visitors during both morning and evening visits. Among the featured exhibitions is "Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran" at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), showcasing silk during the Safavid period (1501–1736CE).

Accompanying this exhibition is "Golden Spider Silk," an exploration into the history and properties of golden spider silk, also on display at MIA. At Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, visitors can explore "Distilled Lessons: Abstraction in Arab Modernism," delving into Arab modernism's unique experimentation with abstraction.

Another highlight is "Mehdi Moutashar: Introspection as Resistance," featuring Moutashar's inaugural solo exhibition in Qatar, presenting a diverse range of works across various mediums.

Furthermore, "Cities Under Quarantine: The Mailbox Project" at Mathaf offers a compelling documentation of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, curated by Abed Al Kadiri. Football enthusiasts can enjoy "Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait" at the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, celebrating the talent of the legendary French footballer Zinédine Zidane.

Lastly, "Pipilotti Rist: Electric Idyll" at the Fire Station marks Rist's first survey exhibition in the Middle East. Under QM's umbrella are the Museum of Islamic Art and MIA Park, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Qatar, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, QM Gallery Katara, and the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. Future museums include Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar, Qatar Auto Museum, Art Mill Museum, and the Lusail Museum.