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Where local artists add creativity to Dubai's vibrant art scene

Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

Once an industrial area in the centre of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue now comprises around 40 warehouses, converted into galleries, dance studios, artisanal cafes 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 caught on and similar concepts soon moved into the area. Popular spots include arthouse theatre Cinema Akil, the hipster-inspired Nightjar Coffee and Leila Heller Gallery.


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.
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