The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatari capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture; yet has a unique design. It was the first of its kind in Arab States of the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of Islamic art; plus a study and a library. Facilities also include IDAM; a high class restaurant offering a dining experience of French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist. Sabiha Al Khemir served as the founding director of the museum from 2006 - 2008. The museum has a total area of 45;000 m2 and lies on the edge of Doha harbour at the south end of Doha Bay.