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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

Jabriya Block 12 Street 1, Kuwait City, Kuwait
+965 2531 7358
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Tareq Rajab Islamic Arts

It’s a private collection of Islamic Art and Calligraphy by the late Mr. Tareq Rajab R.I.P. and his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dalal M
,
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
Location and mystic value in abundance- extraordinary non-religious assemblage

We may certainly denote by islamic the religious or connote accordingly. Here we have a personal... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Bardangas
,
Athens
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Jabriya Block 12 Street 1, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a private collection of Islamic Art and Calligraphy by the late Mr. Tareq Rajab R.I.P. and his family. His collection is phenomenal from different famous artists traced to the Islamic empires (between Abbasids and Fatimids Era). We met Mr. Abbas Dashti an expert in...More

Thank Dalal M
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We may certainly denote by islamic the religious or connote accordingly. Here we have a personal, family collection literally crammed in a ground and basement small area, decently compartmentalized where material culture, artefacts spectrally covering the islamic sources in a vast geography: from Moghul to...More

Thank Bardangas
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Excellent, generous and very knowledgeable Mr. Abbas Aldashti who showed us around and explained to us the displays in great detail

Thank Tony A
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

The V&A in London must be jealous ! Some amazing pieces - so much to see - textiles, ceramics, jewelry.....loved it Fantastic to see so many beautiful and interesting pieces

Thank Mjcdubai
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

fantastic museum. complete in every way. comprehensive. the collection was saved from destruction by the Iraqis during the was by the curator bricking up the front and making it appear that nothing was behind the wall. thank goodness. what a cultural treasure.

Thank bbakerkelly
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I was blessed to go here and see this wonderful place. There is so much to see. This man started traveling at the age of 17 around the world. He died just a few years ago and was over 80 years of age. The things...More

Thank zzpollyanna
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

you can't go wrong. it's a nice thing to do in kuwait. Go see a nice, well preserved collection of history of this part of this world (and a bit to the east). spend an hour or so. call 1st for hours of operation.

Thank BouTrip
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

First and foremost, you need to know that this is a PRIVATE museum with more than 35K of items?! There are 2 locations: Museum of Calligraphy (which is still on my to-do list) and the museum at Tareq's private residence. This is the one the...More

2  Thank Anna H
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a private museum that the family managed to save during the Iraq invasion. Invaluable Arabic calligraphy collection. The Indian musical instrument collection is amazing. Browse through. Lots to see and experience. Displayed with love and a dream realized. Its also free. Must visit...More

Thank 443bhaskarm
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit this museum for many years, over 25 years to be precise I was not disappointed and loved being there I only wish there was more to read about the collection than a basic main fact on a collection rather...More

Thank Zzz B
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