Where local artists add creativity to Dubai's vibrant art scene
Once an industrial area in the very centre of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue now comprises around 40 warehouses, converted into galleries, dance studios, artisanal cafés and more. The neighbourhood has nurtured a culture of creativity and is now one of the region’s leading art hubs. Since its humble beginnings as a standalone gallery in 2008, word soon caught on and other galleries moved into the area.
Go on a fascinating chocolate factory and café experience
Mirzam Chocolate Factory lets you experience the art of chocolate making right here in Dubai. Situated in a quaint shop amid Dubai's industrial art district, Al Quoz, Mirzam is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. The entire production is in full view through the shop's glass windows, taking you through every intricate detail, from roasting the cocoa beans to hand wrapping each bar.
Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to audiences at Alserkal Avenue. From fully fledged film festivals to one-off special screenings and exclusive events, this is a cinema experience you won't find anywhere else in the UAE.