A guide to local favorites in Al Quoz
- By Rachel McArthur
- Photos by Katarina Premfors
Given its warehouses and factories, Al Quoz at first glance may look like an uneventful industrial area. But over the years, it’s garnered a reputation as a home to the weird and the wonderful, the cool kids and the creatives. Explore Dubai’s vibrant homegrown scenes — art exhibitions, design houses, independent cinema, cafes and more — both here and in the neighboring hubs of Alserkal Avenue and the Courtyard.
Meet Rachel McArthur
After living around the world as a child, British-born Rachel has lived in Dubai for over a decade. A journalist who has covered beats including travel and business, she launched her own media company in 2015. To her, the ultimate appeal of her city — home to over 200 nationalities — is its people. You learn something about a new culture every day.
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