The Museum of Islamic Arts is referred as Qatar’s pride and joy. Its unique architecture and location on an island have made it an impressive landmark and iconic addition to Doha’s skyline. Opened 1st of December 2008, it is dedicated to reflecting the full vitality, complexity and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. It is a world-class collecting institution which preserves, studies and exhibits masterpieces spanning 13 centuries. Representing the full scope of Islamic art, the collection includes manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones. Collected from three continents, including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and India, the Museum’s artworks date from the 7th through to the 19th century.