View of the interior of the Desert Rose cafe showing tables and chairs and the faceted shapes of the NMoQ building

Desert Rose Café

Desert Rose Café offers a perfect spot for visitors to relax as they explore the galleries of the National Museum of Qatar.

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Located on the ground floor and open to both the lagoon (at the Corniche side) and the Baraha courtyard at NMoQ, Desert Rose Café is operated by Chef Noof Al Marri, one of the best chefs in Qatar specialising in Qatari cuisine.

The design of Desert Rose Café is a direct reference to Jean Nouvel’s impressive architecture, re-imagined at a human scale, just like the naturally occurring desert rose mineral formation that pops out as a crystal jewel from an otherwise vast and endless desert.


Saturday to Thursday: 8am–8pm
Friday: 1–9pm

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Groups of people sitting at tables, eating and drinking at the Desert Rose cafe National Museum of Qatar