Museum of Islamic Art reopens in Qatar

STORY: The MIA holdings consist of more than 11,000 objects, spanning three continents and 13 centuries, comprising a collection of Islamic art from around the world.

"I have to say, it has stunning architecture, standing between old Doha and new Doha, connecting the past with the present," director of MIA, Julia Gonnella, told Reuters at a media event a day before the official reopening.

The building with its unique architecture stands towards the end of the corniche area overlooking the West Bay skyline.