Alserkal Avenue

Top choice arts centre in Downtown Dubai

Image by Lauren Keith Lonely Planet

Edgy contemporary art from the Middle East and beyond has found a home in Dubai thanks to the vision of Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal. The local developer and arts patron has turned a sprawling warehouse complex in dusty Al Quoz into a buzzing gallery and cultural campus that also features a theatre, an indie cinema, cafes and a chocolate factory.