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Alserkal Avenue

Explore Dubai's quirky and vibrant art culture

Alserkal Avenue is an area which has witnessed a significant overhaul in recent years. It’s taken what was an industrial area comprising 39 warehouses, and transformed them into one of the major art and expressionism hubs in the emirate.

In doing so, a vibrant culture of creativity and individualism has burst onto Dubai’s social scene.

Since starting off as single gallery in 2008, the word caught on and other galleries moved into the area. The place grew and became a regular parade of gallery exhibits and displays of contemporary artwork.

It’s the first such precinct to exist in the United Arab Emirates and comes under the guidance of Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate winner Rem Koolhaas.

Today, the precinct hosts a variety of exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, film screenings, Young Collector’s Auctions and community-based festivals celebrating the arts, food and creativity.

As well as showcasing the work of talented and emerging artists, the area frequently invites muses from around the world. They design existing exhibits which have been popular elsewhere and also to develop brand new masterpieces with a distinct Emirati flair.

Beyond such leading galleries as Carbon 12 Dubai, Isabelle Van den Eynde Gallery and Green, you'll also find Salsali Private Museum, Dubai's first private museum, and many restaurants and cafés.

Visit the contemporary art galleries and creative community spaces and explore the photography, design and music scene of Dubai.

Read more: A tour through Alserkal Avenue

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Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue is an area which has witnessed a significant overhaul in recent years. It’s taken what was an industrial area comprising 39 warehouses, and transformed them into one of the major art and expressionism hubs in the emirate.

In doing so, a vibrant culture of creativity and individualism has burst onto Dubai’s social scene.

Since starting off as single gallery in 2008, the word caught on and other galleries moved into the area. The place grew and became a regular parade of gallery exhibits and displays of contemporary artwork.

It’s the first such precinct to exist in the United Arab Emirates and comes under the guidance of Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate winner Rem Koolhaas.

Today, the precinct hosts a variety of exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, film screenings, Young Collector’s Auctions and community-based festivals celebrating the arts, food and creativity.

As well as showcasing the work of talented and emerging artists, the area frequently invites muses from around the world. They design existing exhibits which have been popular elsewhere and also to develop brand new masterpieces with a distinct Emirati flair.

Beyond such leading galleries as Carbon 12 Dubai, Isabelle Van den Eynde Gallery and Green, you'll also find Salsali Private Museum, Dubai's first private museum, and many restaurants and cafés.

Visit the contemporary art galleries and creative community spaces and explore the photography, design and music scene of Dubai.

Read more: A tour through Alserkal Avenue

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  • Alserkal Avenue
  • Alserkal Avenue

    Opening Timing : Sun to Thu from 08:00 to 18:00

    Address : Street 8 - Al Quoz 1 - Dubai

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    5 Jun 2018
    by Rona M
  • Lovely surprise are
    Alserkal blew our mind! It was so cool. We explored it on a tour and it was really amazing to see so much going on witb art and cafes and chocolate!
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    3 Jun 2018
    by eatgosee
  • Varied artsy industrial area with restaurants
    Alserkal Avenue is many things to people. It’s a bit hard to find in circular industrial Al Quoz but a few tips and highlights for when you get here: TIPS: - PARKING: this is a nightmare here. If you are only coming to look and maybe eat, you’re well advised to get a taxi. You can spend a long time circling looking for parking. It’s PACKED on weekends too. Just take a taxi, you’ll thank yourself. - PLAN: there’s no clear organised layout for the stores so find out where you want to go (if you know) and then coordinate. This involves a lot of outside walking so keep that in mind. HIGHLIGHTS: - the art collections are niche and modern. Some will impress, some will confuse. - there are some high end furniture stores here will truly unique and beautiful pieces. All are pretty expensive. - healthy eating places are available including Wild & The Moon and Hapi. CONS: - layout: a better map or app would be super useful - outdoors in summer looking for parking and stores is harsh - PARKING
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    29 Apr 2018
    by WonderThirst
  • Staff apathetic
    We tried to take metro and taxi to get here. The closest metro station is Noor Bank. However the taxi drivers had no idea how to get there despite giving them the address. We got dropped off at the wrong place (another art gallery). We were then directed and told it was a short walk. Not so - especially not so in the heat. So we flagged another taxi who also had no idea. But by that time we had figured out the street structure so were able to direct him We visited a few galleries. Whilst the exhibits were interesting there was no explanations provided and when asked, the staff were completely apathetic. We felt completely unwelcomed. The exception was a gallery with an Indian photo artist. When we asked about the work at the counter one of the girls got up and explained the art and the artist. Unfortunately due to the apathetic nature of the other gallery staff we left after a short while. The concept is interesting. However as mentioned gallery staff are not welcoming and also walking from one gallery to the next in the hot blazing sun takes away from the experience.

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