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Qatar is home to a number of stunning art galleries and public spaces that contribute to Doha's lively cultural scene.

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Fire Station

Abutting Doha’s central Al Bidda Park, the Fire Station Gallery was built in 1982 and used as a fire station for over thirty years.  In December of 2012,  the last fire engine was removed, and the space became part of the Qatar Museums network.  Converted into a contemporary art space, the gallery showcases art and artists, engages the local community, and nurtures emerging talent through its artist in residence program.  

Al Riwaq Gallery

Located within MIA, Al Riwaq Gallery hosts exhibitions by the Qatar Museums network and has featured several groundbreaking exhibitions by artists such as Mohamed Al Mahdi, Damien Hirst, and Jaffar Al Oraibi.

Qatar Museums Gallery

An intimate venue for public art projects, QM Gallery Katara is located within Katara Cultural Village, which houses theatres, concert halls, and restaurants. The QM Gallery provides a platform for Qatar’s museums to present their collections. To foster a personal connection with audiences, the gallery hosts artists whose work centres around human themes. These include Yan Pei Ming’s portraits of famous Arabs and Brigitte Lacombe’s examination of female athletes in the Arab world.   

How to get there?

  • Katara Cultural Village is easily accessible by car

  • Katara Cultural Village Metro Station on the Red Line. 

Galleries

Address

Katara Cultural Village, Doha

Phone

+974 4402 8888

Website

http://www.qm.org.qa/en/project/qm-gallery-katara

Souq Waqif Art Center

Located in Doha’s central market, the Souq Waqif Art Centre showcases traditional Islamic and Middle Eastern art, offering workshops and studio spaces for aspiring artists seeking to learn the fundamentals of various art disciplines. The centre has distinguished itself for its direct relationship with the public through art presentations, exhibitions, and public courses throughout the year. 

How to get there?

  • Souq Waqif Art Center is accessible via car or taxi (Uber is widely used, alternatively Karwa or Careem).

  • The nearest metro station is Souq Waqif, (Gold line), or Msheireb (Red line, Gold line, Green line).

Galleries

Address

Souq Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar

Phone

+(974)44176204

Website

http://swacqatar.com/

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