The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Set in the MIA Park on the waterfront, the Museum of Islamic Art stands out as an architectural gem. Once inside, you will see masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The masterpieces come from both the secular and religious aspects of diverse worlds, all of which are connected by their profession of Islam, but many of which are non-religious in nature. The artworks are drawn from the treasure-houses of princes to the personal homes of ordinary people. Each object tells a fascinating story about itself and the world it comes from. MIA is not a religious institution however there are prayer rooms and ablution facilities inside the museum building for all Muslim visitors. Facilities also include IDAM, a high class restaurant offering a dining experience of French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic.