Msheireb Gallery Exhibitions

Msheireb Gallery Exhibitions

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

An integral part of Qatar’s heritage has long been art and culture, and no place quite captures that like Msheireb Downtown. Strategically located in the heart of Doha, the country’s thriving capital, Msheireb is the world’s first sustainable regeneration project with modern architecture, glistening white mosques and a collection of history museums housed in spacious traditional buildings.

We’ve rounded up some of the exhibitions and museums worth visiting:

1) M7

M7 empowers designers to explore, collaborate and develop successful businesses. It provides all the essential tools and expertise for designers to take ideas from concept to market by efficiently responding to the altering demands of Qatar’s growing fashion and design industries.

Here are some of the events taking place at M7:

i) Christian Dior Designer of dreams exhibition

House of Dior’s first retrospective in the Middle East showcases a selection of pieces that have never been displayed before, including ensembles from the private collection of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Date: 06 November 2021 - 31 March 2022

Timing: Saturday to Thursday: 9am–7pm
               Friday: 1.30–7pm

Visitor guidelines:

·  You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear a face mask.

·  Please note that visitors will not be permitted to enter the exhibition with shopping bags, strollers, luggage, or other large bags.

·  Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition.

·  Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

ii) Sparkling Handmade Headband Workshop

Inspired by Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition and the designer's interest in accessories and headbands. The participants will make headbands inspired by the dresses displayed in the exhibition and use different types of materials to create rare pieces of art.

Date: Saturday, 22 January 2022

Timing: 11am–12pm

Venue: M7 Learning Room

Visitor guidelines:

·  Free to attend, registration is required

·  Participants must register online before attending.

·  You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask.

Language(s): Arabic and English
Location: M7, Msheireb Downtown, Doha, Qatar
Contact: Tel: +974 30984693

3) Galleria

It is the latest shopping destination and offers visitors something unique. Pop-ups and other stores like EL&N London, GRAZE, Qyiorro, Kaltham’s Pavilion, The Project, Spaceship Qatar and more await visitors at the mall. These pop-ups feature exclusive and eye-catchy interiors. Don't forget to check these out and take some Instagram-worthy photos! Besides this, you can also find a brand new Smart Msheireb Monoprix here.

Love exploring food? Galleria Corner is the right place for foodies! It has multiple food kiosks and includes Art Burger, Cue, The Donut Bar, The Guilt Free Company, Oakberry, Super Poke Bowl and offers takeaways.

While you’re at Galleria Corner, remember to take a look at the different artworks by the talented artist Dimitrie Bugarski. Artworks embellish the walls, and at times, can even be spotted on the floor. They have been working on a pop-up concept and currently, you can see the artworks by Bachir Mohamad, Talal Al Qasimi and Othman Khunji on display in a truly rare concept that brings the art scene to the public.

Are you a fan of selfies? Up your selfie game at not one, not two but three selfie stations at Msheireb Galleria.

Elevate your shopping experience at Galleria. 

4) AlHosh Gallery

Msheireb Downtown Doha has declared the hosting of “Reflection” exhibition. It offers visitors with an interactive experience on the concept of comprehensive wellness, that is a harmony of the health of your body, mind, soul and heart. It is organized by 974.

The holistic, integrated experience involves an art exhibition, the journey of wellness and sickness and panel discussions. It features works by talented Qatari artists focusing on all aspects of wellness. There will be sessions on wellness, and visitors can also enjoy the 974 Wellness gift shop and the Reflection Café.

Date: January 29 2022 – February 28 2022

Timing: Saturday to Thursday 9am – 9pm

              Friday 4pm–10pm

Location: AlHosh Gallery at Sikkat Al Wadi

Visitor guidelines:

·  Free to attend, registration is required

·  Participants must register online before attending.

·  You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask.

4) Msheireb Museums

Msheireb Museums is a project by Msheireb Properties which celebrates the histories of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

Msheireb Museums are an integral part of the inner city's regeneration of the old commercial centre, with its traditional community-based lifestyle.

It is known to house the restoration of the following into world-class museums:

·  Bin Jelmood House
The overarching ambition of Bin Jelmood House is to raise awareness and play a pivotal role in the global abolition of human exploitation. Travel back in time to discover how enslavement spread with the march of civilisations over thousands of years. The House explores the role Islam played in providing guidance for humane treatment of enslaved people, their integration into society and the eventual abolition of slavery.  The story in Qatar begins in enslavement but ends in shared freedom and shared prosperity.

The house pays tribute and acknowledges the social, cultural and economic contribution of formerly enslaved people to the development of modern civilizations.

The museum provides space for reflection on the story of slavery and how it has evolved into modern forms of human exploitation.  Bin Jelmood House also provides an opportunity for visitors to make a personal commitment to joining the fight against human exploitation in all its many manifestations.

Bin Jelmood House also showcases the following exhibition:

DNA – Journey to the Heart of Life
‘Journey to the Heart of Life’, an exhibition located within Msheireb Museums’ Bin Jelmood House, provides an opportunity to better understand the diversity of Qatar’s origins, people and cultures.

The exhibition leads visitors through a series of interactive and audiovisual displays on a journey to understand how leveraging genetics and genomics, and using supporting observations from history, we can uncover Qatar’s rich cultural and historic heritage.

Sogha Gift Shop

Sogha is a noun that has been used in the gulf region to represent a souvenir brought from abroad for friends and family. This gift shop located in Bin Jelmood house sells customized souvenirs for your loved ones. You can also find their products online here.
In this house, we head back in time to appreciate Doha’s history and its unique architectural heritage. Built by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Jassim Al-Thani, son of the founder of modern Qatar, this heritage house addresses the past, the present and the sustainable aspect on which Msheireb Downtown Doha is based. The museum houses the Echo Memory Art Project using objects uncovered during excavation work on the site.

The house demonstrates Msheireb’s traditional values as the foundations for the future development of Doha and introduces the transformation of Msheireb over time through recalling memories of its past, showcasing its present and engaging visitors in the plans for the future.

Mohammed Bin Jassim House demonstrates Qatar’s challenge to strike a balance between the sophisticated requirements of contemporary living and the responsibility to preserve local heritage and culture.

Set within a house that was once used as the headquarters for Qatar’s first oil company, this museum tells the story of the pioneering Qatari petroleum industry workers and their families, who helped transform Qatar into a modern society. Witness first-hand accounts of the men who laboured not just to provide for their families but also to lay the foundations for their emerging nation.

Undaunted by challenges and setbacks, these Qatari pioneers demonstrated remarkable dedication, ushering in the era of oil exploration. Hear their stories in their own words, of how they laboured to build a better future for kin and country, and together with young Qataris today, find inspiration in their tenacity and dedication to the building of modern Qatar.

First built in the 1920s, this restored house presents traditional Qatari family life and gathers, preserves and shares memories of Qatar.  Radwani House provides visitors an insight into how family life evolved in Qatar over the years. The house showcases not only the manner in which it changed over time, but also how domestic family life was transformed in Doha.

Excavation works carried out by archaeologists at Radwani House constituted the very first archaeological digs in the centre of the city. These excavations have produced a number of important finds which provide some clues to the daily life during those times.

Timings: Sunday: Close
                Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
                Friday: 3pm – 9pm
                Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Contact: Phone: +974 40065555

Visitor guidelines:

·  Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

·  During opening hours, visitors are welcome to interact with all the museums at their leisure.

·  Opening hours are subject to change during national holidays.

·  You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask.

5) Torba Farmer’s Market

Farmer's Market is opening their new market in Msheireb from 30th October onwards! Around 20 stalls are placed along Sikkat Wadi. It is a place where locally grown produce and artisanal goods are sold. This is your chance to meet and support your local bakers, makers, brewers and creators. It’s the event everyone’s been talking about!

Location: Msheireb, Sikkat Wadi

Date: 30 October 2021 - 31 March 2022

Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Price: Come and visit - It's free!

Visitor guidelines:

·  Children below 12 years not allowed

·  Unvaccinated Individuals not allowed

·  Green Ehteraz compulsory

·  Masks compulsory

This winter, don’t miss out on any of the stunning exhibitions and events held at Msheireb Downtown. Be part of it and witness the rich heritage and culture that Qatar owns.


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Inline images credit:  Msheireb Museums,  Qatar Museums



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