Qatar Museums Announces Free Entry for Hayya Card Holders and New Extended Opening Hours

DOHA, QATAR, 3 December 2022 —Today, Qatar Museums announced that entry to all museums (with the exception of National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art), will be available free of charge to Hayya Card holders, effective from tomorrow until the end of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar™️.


Hayya Card holders will have access to Qatar’s world-class portfolio of galleries and museums, including 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum, MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq.


Visitors with a Hayya card can also enjoy free admission to a number of ongoing exhibitions, such as World of Football (3-2-1), Taysir Batniji: No Condition is Permanent (MATHAF), Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World (Al Riwaq), Art Mill Museum 2030 (Qatar Flour Mills Warehouse), and Labour of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History (Qatar Museums Gallery – Katara), most of which are now open 7 days a week.


In addition to this, Qatar Museums have decided to extend opening hours until 10:00pm for most sites (excluding Al Zubarah, Dadu Gardens, and Art Mill Museum 2030), and prospective visitors will be able to book an 8:00pm-9:00pm timeslot. This change comes into effect from tomorrow Sunday 4 December until 20 December 2022.


You can find more information regarding Qatar Museums during the World Cup period and beyond, as well as more detailed visitor guidelines here.


About Qatar Museums


Qatar Museums (QM), the nation’s preeminent institution for art and culture, provides authentic and inspiring cultural experiences through a growing network of museums, heritage sites, festivals, public art installations, and programs. QM preserves, restores, and expands the nation’s cultural offerings and historical sites, sharing art and culture from Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region with the world and enriching the lives of citizens, residents, and visitors.


Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and led by its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM has made Qatar a vibrant center for the arts, culture, and education in the Middle East and beyond. QM is integral to the goal of developing an innovative, diverse, and progressive nation, bringing people together to ignite new thinking, spark critical cultural conversations, educate and encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, and amplify the voices of Qatar’s people. Since its founding in 2005, QM has overseen the Museum of Islamic Art and MIA Park, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Qatar, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, QM Gallery Katara, and the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival. Future projects include the soon to open 3-2-1 Qatar OlymVpic and Sports Museum, and Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar.


Through its newly created Creative Hub, QM also initiates and supports projects—such as the Fire Station Artist in Residence, the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival and the creative hub for innovation, fashion and design M7—that nurture artistic talent and create opportunities to build a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.


Animating everything that Qatar Museums does is an authentic connection to Qatar and its heritage, a steadfast commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, and a belief in creating value through invention.