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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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    18 Nov 2018
    by sbyrne46
  • Great visit to this art jewel
    Went to see OMO-designed CONCRETE. Also went to see other galleries with chats with gallery owners: Third Line, Galleries Issa Elle van den Eynde, GreenGallery (Yasmine Atassi, director), Lawrence Shabibi Wow, such passion for art and community. Must see!
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    17 Nov 2018
    by manucanuck
  • Art community
    Was there on a Thursday afternoon there were only cafes that were open. A lot of the galleries were closed. It's a lovely neighbourhood with a container concept and it would've been much better if at least some of the shops were opened. Taxi drivers have had a hard time fining this spot. I ended up taking careem.
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    31 Oct 2018
    by Peter D
  • A great little art hub
    Off the beaten track and not somewhere to accidentally stumble across but this is well worth a visit. Lots of small independent galleries displaying some well known artists, and a chocolate shop/ independent factory to die for (although actually buying any will set you back a fair bit of money!). It is hard to find parking spaces and it is not clear where you can and can't park (and you couldn't reach it on public transport) so that is the only downside but well worth a visit.

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