Alserkal Avenue runs through an industrial area in Dubai where you'll find the core of the city's art scene inside a group of warehouses. The galleries and exhibition spaces here are a must-see for art lovers and those who want to learn more about the cultures and subcultures burgeoning in the shadow of Dubai's megastructures. During a visit here, you'll likely rub elbows with an eclectic community of local artists along with the "cool kids" of Dubai. Check out the avenue’s website for community-oriented events including talks, exhibits, and movie screenings.
Dubai isn't all glitzy malls and high-rises; it's also home to a thriving arts scene that draws artists and performers from around the world. Come to this converted warehouse district to browse galleries, catch avant-garde performers, nibble goodies from food trucks, hit a shop or two, or just hang out with a coffee and watch the crowd.