Alserkal Avenue

Top choice in Downtown Dubai

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.

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1. Salsali Private Museum

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Founded by prominent Iranian collector Ramin Salsali, SPM is the first private museum for contemporary Middle Eastern art in the region and has made it…

2. Lawrie Shabibi

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Lawrie Shabibi has energised the local art scene since 2011 by promoting the works of innovative contemporary talent from the Middle East and North Africa…

3. 1x1 Gallery

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With the energetic Malini Gulrajani at the helm, this gallery has brought some of the foremost names in India’s contemporary art scene to Dubai since 2009…

4. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

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This edgy gallery has developed relationships with artists from Europe, Latin America and Africa whose work has some connection to the Middle East. Part…

5. Grey Noise

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Since 2008 this contemporary gallery has built up its reputation as a go-to space for experimental and cutting-edge art from the region, South Asia and…

6. Carbon 12


This minimalist white-cube space serves as a gateway to the UAE art scene for accomplished artists from around the world, and vice-versa. Some of them…

7. Green Art Gallery

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Green Art has been around for more than four decades and played a key role in championing modern Middle Eastern art, including such masters as Fateh…

8. Ayyam Gallery

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With branches at Gate Village and well as here, on the Alserkal Avenue gallery campus in Al Quoz, this top gallery's main mission is to promote emerging…