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Top 5 things you would love to see in Sheik Faisal Museum

Sheik Faisal Museum

I think you have heard about the Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which is an absolute to visit for anyone in Qatar desiring to find out about the social and archaeological history of Arab world. The museum has everything from coins, vehicles to carpets.

Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani is a popular businessman in Qatar associated with sectors ranging from retail to industry. He is similarly popular for his offers in the nation’s social sector. At the end, he found the Sheik Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum (FBQ Museum). Which gives a different offer of displays to cover four main regions, all obtained during the years from his extensive travels – varied collections that he shares with the public.

At the museum, guests can awestruck works from the Jurassic Era through to the early Islamic period. Islamic art, Qatar’s legacy, vehicles, coins, and cash are displayed by all to see. This is the method in which Sheik Faisal shares his skills and love for his nation with others.

The museum was established in 1998 as a non-benefit enterprise of public interest for a fort at Al Samriya Farm. Developed of local stone with traditional turrets, the building itself is displayed. While giving a brief look into the nation’s history, which permits guests to get a look at the life of Sheik Faisal. His globetrotting is shown through mixed pieces from more than four continents. This strongly close to home collection is a journey through place and time, which Sheik Faisal invites local and global guests to share.

Now, we are discussing the top 5 things you can find at the Sheik Faisal Museum.

1. 700 carpets:


The museum has 700 carpets to display from all over the world. Persistently hand-woven carpets and Sheik Faisal’s selective acquisitions are there to see – and all will be in clean condition. For example, strings, and colors of the carpets cover hundreds of years and continents, among the best in the world.

2. 600 vehicles

Museum cars

The museum’s vehicle collection is breath-taking. Qatar has a passion for vehicles in all types and guests can be entertained by the amazing 600 vehicles in display. Impossibly, all are in working condition and not simply lying on the museum floor like a piece of metal. Sheik Faisal, known for his ability to share, normally advances vehicles from the collection to motor and for display. Trucks, convertibles, limousines, and even steam vehicles, to give vehicles a ride through motoring history. Obviously, the vehicles are clean, maintained and in perfect condition.

3. Culture and legacy of Qatar

Sheik Faisal Museum Qatar

In 2010, the major aspect of the ‘Qatar Capital of Culture’ activities, the museum was chosen by Qatar’s Ministry of Art, Culture, and Heritage as one of the nation’s social landmarks. You’ll find different things profoundly established in Qatari culture, for example pearling equipment, dhows, and traditional Bedouin handicrafts.

4. Coins and currencies

At the museum, to display ancient currencies and silver, gold coins used during before the appearance of Islam in the Middle East. Currencies of different nations will also display.

5.Islamic art

Sheik Faisal Museum Islamic Art

Islamic art is shown in eight halls of the museum. One hall is committed to Islamic materials, one for Islamic manuscripts, a hall for Islamic artistic paintings, and one for highlighting the verses of the Holy Quran.

Special Tours

The museum gives guides to the benefits of guests in Arabic and English. For example French, German, Urdu, and Hindi guided tours can be profited on special request. Groups and families can benefit from the tours. Contact the receipt counter for help or email: [email protected].

The museum offers learning skills and focuses on supporting the study of Qatari social legacy for people in the future generation to adopt and appreciate. It’s a famous goal for school field-trips, as students get a chance to learn about Qatari culture and the museum encourages.

Directions to the Museum

Found about 20 km from Education City, up the Dukhan Highway, to arrive, drive along the highway until you see a white sign on the side of the road (to the right) with a U-Turn indicating. The museum is to the left side.

Google Map: Sheik Faisal Museum


  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday: – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Contact Details

  • Address: Al Samriya, 22 km west of Doha, just past Mall of Qatar
  • Telephone: (+974) 4486-1444 Fax: (+974) 4486-2555
  • Email: [email protected]

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