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Desert world wonder

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This spread: overlookin­g the Persian Gulf and adjacent to Doha Port, the new National Museum of Qatar opened on 28 March 2019. The building’s 52,000 m2 will be dedicated to the history of the country and its evolution until today. The heart of the complex consists of the historical Royal Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, built in the first half of the 20th century and now restored. The new building develops in a series of interlinke­d metal discs with varying diameters, and is inspired by the desert rose, a common crystallin­e formation in desert areas. The surroundin­g park completes the museum’s programme by hosting a series of interactiv­e activities

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