Al Quoz

Welcome to Al Quoz

Al Quoz is a community with a distinct personality, a stretch of Dubai centrally located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Only few are aware, but the area actually also goes under the nickname Al Goze! Al Quoz is a unique mix, an industrial area with many hidden treasures, including art galleries, performance studios, and modern cafes.

Nearest Stations

  • FGB metro station
  • Al Quoz Bus station

Commute Times by Car

  • Jebel Ali – 32 minutes
  • Dubai Marina – 18 minutes
  • Dubai Mall – 19 minutes
  • DIFC – 18 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport – 22 minutes

Around the block

the neighbours

popular place with local families and expats who've been in Dubai for years

Al Quoz is a locality in Dubai, a mix of residential and industrial area, covered by Emirati families, known for housing some of the world’s famous art galleries and museums. Some of the works you’ll find there are from emerging artists and are on display to the public for the first time.

Al Quoz Industrial is one of the oldest manufacturing hubs in Dubai, full of dusty clusters of factories, auto shops and labourer accommodation. During work hours, it is a challenging web of transport containers and streets that look sort of identical.

perfect for

Young, ambiant expats looking to live at the heart of Dubai's art scene

Amid the dusty streets and large warehouses, Al Quoz is hiding a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered; a vibrant area full of art galleries and performance spaces. Al Quoz is a unique mix of art galleries, malls, eateries and industry, giving it a unique personality. It also features spaces that host fashion-focused film screenings, exhibitions and many talks throughout the year.

the lifestyle

One of Dubai's coolest places

Al Quoz is also home to some of Dubai’s coolest cafes, which are really popular among Dubai’s residents; be prepared to queue. Funky-looking interiors, fresh pastries, colorful freshly-made juices, and healthy breakfast options characterize the restaurant and cafe scene of this community.

not so great for

Serious individuals looking for a quiet area

The majority of Al Quoz 2 still does not have any addresses. There are no street names or house numbers. This can be a challenge when trying to organize deliveries or call an Uber! It is the epitome of a dusty area; some streets in Al Quoz are not yet tarmacked. Last but not least, quite a few residents have a noisy rooster as a pet!

Al Quoz has a significant number of schools actually within its boundaries, making the area family-friendly.

the market

Spacious villas starting from AED 170,000

Al Quoz is a free zone that has remained buoyant due to the lack of available space. The market is not expected to undergo significant change in the coming 12 months.

Al Quoz does not exactly hold the usual Dubai glamour, with cement factories, labour camps and extreme dust, it is here where the local Dubai art scene took hold.

you will fall in love with

The unique vibe

The funky vibe and the combination of industrial warehouses and modern-art galleries. 

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Our selection

Tom & Serg

A Melbourne-style café in the heart of Al Quoz. The best coffee, a casual (but considered) menu, and a chilled place to chill.

Balance Cafe

Take your pick from sandwiches, wraps, soups and zesty salads, not to mention a variety of more substantial mains such as grilled fish, steak, chicken, curry, Asian rice, noodles and tofu dishes.

Afghan Khorasan Kabab

Quality on a budget, Afghan Khorasan Kabab is a favourite amongst workers, families, and meat lovers in Dubai.

The Cartel

The Cartel is the ultimate destination for cutting edge avant-grade fashion in the UAE. Situated in the heart of Dubai’s reinvented art scene in Al Qouz, this wearable art gallery and concept store is an exclusive platform for over 60 international designers.

Oasis Centre

Shopping mall with fashion, homeware and lifestyle stores, plus restaurants and kids’ play centre.

Adore Indoors

Shabby chic, industrial and classic furniture and home accessories.

Zoo Skate Park

The Zoo, Dubai’s largest indoor skate park, brought to you by Ignite Xtreme and powered by DC Shoes.

Al Quoz Pond Park

Al Quoz Pond Park has shaded walkways, jogging tracks, children’s play grounds, football fields, basketball courts, and a beach volleyball court.

Woof Pet Services

Woof Pet Services provides all types of dog services including dog boarding, grooming and daycare featuring an outdoor pet park.

Symmetry Gym Dubai

Symmetry Gym is a members club offering Dubai’s first 100% ‘Ultimate Satisfaction or your Money Back’ guarantee.

24 Fitness Dubai

24 Fitness Dubai is based on warehouse gyms found around the world, and preferred by athletes and gym goers around the world due to the correct balance of Grit, Function, Space and Adaptability.

The Warehouse Gym

A unique multi-functional training facility for Crossfit, Bodybuilding, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting and Calisthenics.

Al Serkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue is an arts and culture hub home to 25 creative spaces, 9 top contemporary galleries, and a private museum.

Dubai Garden Centre

The Dubai Garden Centre has something to offer for all those with green fingers.

The Courtyard Playhouse

The Courtyard Playhouse is the first and only dedicated improv theatre. Home to Theatresports Dubai and NT Live Screenings.