Visitor Information

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January 13–May 29, 2021

Saturday  10am–5pm

Sunday–Wednesday  12:30–5pm

The museum will be closed on Tuesday February 9 (National Sports Day).

The Media Majlis and Northwestern Qatar follow strict safety protocols for all visitors to our building.  These include:

  • Anyone entering the building will be screened for temperature and asked to show their EHTERAZ app before being allowed to enter.
  • Anyone with an elevated temperature (above 38C) or a non-green EHTERAZ app status will be denied access to the building.
  • Face masks are required in the building.
  • The university’s Coffee Shop will be open, taking cashless transactions only.
  • Access to the university Bookstore which features all of the museum’s merchandise and publications can be arranged as part of your visit; please specify this request in the Comments section of the booking form.
  • Prayer Rooms will be open, with reduced capacity.

For information on all Northwestern Qatar’s building components visit the university’s return to campus page.

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How to get here

The Media Majlis can be found on the ground floor of Northwestern University in Qatar, located in Education City between Georgetown University in Qatar and the College of Islamic Studies, opposite the Sidra Medical and Research Center. 

Northwestern’s building has ample parking within easy walking distance and a drop-off area outside.

The Media Majlis and Northwestern University in Qatar is a 3-minute walk from the Metro Green Line stop for the Qatar National Library.

The Media Majlis is a very short walk from the Qatar National Library, through Oxygen Park. 


Our building


Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, production facilities and classrooms, Northwestern Qatar is one of the largest campuses for media and communication anywhere in the world. The building, which became our home in January 2017, was designed by renowned American architect Antoine Predock, and incorporates elements inspired by Qatar’s desert landscape and local culture.

Photography for private use only is permitted in the building and exhibitions (unless otherwsie indicated). In respect for local cultural norms, please be considerate of other people using the space and ask permission before including anyone in your photos. On social media tag your photos #mediamajlis.

Wheelchair access and accessibility
The Media Majlis and the whole of the Northwestern Qatar building is wheelchair accessible, including all bathrooms. Motorized wheelchairs and service animals are welcome.

All exhibitions and programs are bilingual. If you have any questions about accessibility for the building, museum or programs please contact us.

Family bathroom
We have a family bathroom with baby changing table on the ground floor.  See our floor plan for location.

Prayer rooms
Located on the ground floor our prayer rooms are open to all. 

Free wifi access is available in the building. On your mobile device, with wifi switched on, select Guest-NUQ-Majlis from the available services and accept the terms of service to connect.


No-smoking building
The whole of the Northwestern Qatar building is no-smoking (no electronic or traditional cigarettes, pipes or cigars).

Resources and recycling
As a LEED gold-certified building, Northwestern Qatar encourages resource-efficiency and recycling. Recycling bins are located in all public areas.

CCTV is used throughout the Northwestern Qatar building as part of an integrated approach to safety and security, and as a component of improving the visitor experience.


Further information on the building and its background and design can be found on the Northwestern Qatar website.