Al Quoz sits literally at the halfway point between
old and new Dubai. At first sight it has little to
recommend it: warehouses and factories dominate the
area, with some residential areas on the outskirts.
Heavy goods vehicles roar up and down the roads and
laborers stop at small hole-in-the-wall cafes for a
cheap lunch. But it is fast becoming a magnet for art
lovers: Alserkal Avenue is a significant contemporary