Late Night Stories At Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue

30 September 2019
Alserkal Avenue, Alserkal Lates, Art, Design, Grooming
Grooming, fine footwear and a host of new exhibitions previewed with two late night specials at Alserkal Avenue

You’ve noticed it, right? A slight dip in the heat, tolerances increased and life beginning to return outdoors in the Middle East. So what better way to celebrate your newfound freedom than with a cultural shot in the arm at Alserkal Avenue? Summer is on the move, my friends, and from September 30 it shall be replaced by a new season at Dubai’s creative hub.

Long playing the role of Dubai’s greatest little secret, Alserkal Lates will see the arts district – and it’s 60+ concepts – open from 6-10pm over two days, with 10 new concepts opening their doors and a long list of new exhibitions.

Chalk Alserkal Avenue

The new additions build on Alserkal Avenue’s growing reputation and we already have some favourites. Here’s a move you can take from us. Make a beeline for some custom made footwear at family run Italian Shoe Factory, before making a grooming appointment at Chalk – the brainchild of Emirati entrepreneur – and friend of GQ – Anas Bukhash. Close out your night at upcycling café concept at KAVE – founded by Rania and Zeina Kanaan, the sisters behind Charicyles – a space that’s also a fair trade boutique and guitar shop – naturally.

“The original concepts opening in Alserkal Avenue add a new dimension to our vibrant community of creative homegrown entrepreneurs,” says Vilma Jurkute, Alserkal Director. “It’s a place where we continue to take a risk on the risk-takers.”

Kave Alserkal Avenue

Our advice? Go down for the new concepts, go down for the old concepts, go down just to wander the streets. Head to see the performance of WRECK – you’ll find them on stage at Concrete on both September 30 and October 1 – a combining movement, sound, and visual art. Failing that check out a host of new exhibitions at 13 galleries – we’ve already got our eyes on 100 years of Bauhaus at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation Exhibition and The Arab Street, Vol. II Group exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus.

“The new homegrown businesses continue to challenge and disrupt industries,” continues Jurkute. “Through a new way of thinking it’s spearheaded by passionate entrepreneurs who collectively contribute to the growing creative economy of Dubai, and the region.”