We’re going to the arts and culture district, they say, so I thought it was odd that we were driven to an industrial area at Al Quoz, located some 15 minutes away from the city center. The whole area was surrounded by warehouses that I’d expected it to be, well, an industrial area. But this was it — Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s art district, build (also privately funded by some hotshot I heard) to encourage the growth of Dubai’s arts scene and its community.
Why is the emerging arts scene located among warehouses? I’ve no idea. Probs because it’s a hip thing to do 😆
Inside one of the warehouses we were greeted and from there, led to the many different open spaces inside the warehouses to explore the the things that Alserkal Avenue had to offer.
In different warehouses were galleries, theater, open spaces for collaboration and room for global designers to showcase and market their latest designs. There’s always something new each season. If you’re lucky like us, you’ll also get to greet and check out the working space of the current artist in residence.
After we were done exploring the area, we headed to Tom & Serg, probs the most hip place for coffee and desserts in the area.
If you’re looking for a inspiration and feel like exploring the more cultured side of Dubai, head down to Alserkal Avenue and check out the latest happenings!
The experiences were sponsored by Tourism Dubai. All opinions expressed are my own.