/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

World's Coolest Staircases

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

Opened in 2008 on a man-made island in Doha Bay, this I. M. Pei–designed building houses a 4,500-work collection of some of the world’s greatest Islamic art—and happens to have this grand double staircase. Located underneath the geometric dome in the main entryway, its most unique feature is the steps cut into its underside, which create the illusion of an upside-down staircase. —Lyndsey Matthews

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace