MIA Park is an artificial green area with grass and trees near the MIA, Museum of Islamic Art. The museum park is impressively big, with a size of 290,000 m2. Impressive for an Arabic country nonetheless! For comparison, Hyde Park London is 1,42 km², roughly five times bigger than MIA Park. The museum of Islamic art itself was constructed in 2006, with its grand opening to the public in December of 2008. The Park on an artificial peninsula overlooks the south end of Doha Bay giving you the Central Mound skyline view. From the park itself, you can enjoy various views of the impressive Museum by the late architect Ieoh Ming Pei, and the West Bay of Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
Please find here below some pictures of my stroll around the park. I went to a street vendor to get an iced coffee and just enjoyed the warm sun sitting in the grass, observing children playing, the rocking Dhow Boats, and the overall scenery. Definitely, a recommendation in Doha, if you are looking for a more relaxed activity, a bit away from the hustle and bustle. As amenities, the park features a parking lot, a Mosque, playgrounds for kids, as well as coffee shops.
Before visiting MIA Park Doha, please remember to dress conservatively out of respect for the local culture. Check out the website below for up-to-date info on public events at MIA Park.
MIA Park Doha
Address: Corniche Promenade, Doha, Qatar (ask your Uber Driver to drive you to MIA, that’s sufficient)