Al Quoz area guide
Two must-visit stores in arty Alserkal Avenue Discuss this article
- Picture 1 of 2
Objects and Elements
USP: If you want to kill a couple of hours in Al Quoz, come here. This sleek space is home to quirky accessories, homewares (most imported from Indonesia) and cool artworks, each hand-picked by owner Claudia Granberg. What’s more, the price range will suit all budgets.
Why go? The racy artworks are like nothing you’ll have seen in Dubai, and the quirky stock is updated every two months. From feather chandeliers to antique key-style bottle openers or puppet-like rabbits, this niche homewares world is your oyster.
Where? Street 8 (opposite Alserkal Avenue), enter through the back street, Al Quoz (04 323 6182).
1 Artwork, Dhs2,500
2 Carved skull, Dhs4,200
3 Feather chandelier, Dhs1,350
4 Artwork, Dhs895
5 Rabbits, Dhs175 for a set
6 Bottle opener, Dhs45
USP: If this isn’t already on your visitor tick-off list, it should be. Its junkyard-like façade is all part of its charm. To find the hidden entrance, pass Objects and Elements on the right, then take the first right. The entrance is on the right, covered in statues. On finding it you’ll be given a medal (we joke) and a carry bag, before being welcomed through another archway. On the other side lies a whimsical world of knick-knacks and statues from countries such as Turkey, Thailand and Taiwan. Beware: you will get lost, and that’s half the fun.
Why go? To stock up on Dubai-centric tat, pashminas (prices range from Dhs10 to Dhs12,000), a life-size statue of a brooding grizzly bear (who doesn’t need one?) and Moroccan-style accessories. But more so, come for the adventure. Amid the bizarre mix of antique trumpets, chronographs and puppets, you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a secret movie set. And maybe you have. Hmmm.
Where? Opposite Alserkal Avenue – pass Objects and Elements and take the first right at the next street. Antique Museum is on your right (04 347 9935).
1 Pocket trumpet Dhs185, trumpet Dhs290, euphonium Dhs480
2 Burkha babushka dolls, Dhs25 for a set
3 Framed gun, Dhs685
4 Moroccan lantern, Dhs280
5 Vietnamese wardrobe, Dhs850
6 Life-size bear statue, from Dhs25,000
Click here for more pictures of Objects and Elements and Antique Museum
Time Out Dubai,
- Book stores(10)
- Children's fashion(142)
- Department stores(47)
- Dry cleaning(7)
- Food & drink(1)
- Health & beauty(88)
- Al Quoz(39)
- Bur Dubai(111)
- Downtown Dubai(718)
- Dubai Internet City(1)
- Dubai Investments Park(1)
- Dubai Marina(91)
- Emirates Hills(1)
Most viewed shops
Our favourite features
An essential guide to renting in Dubai Beat price hikes, pick the right area, and know your rights
How to get a pay rise 20 expert tips to bag more cash from your boss
30 top outdoor bars in Dubai As the temperatures cool we round up the best places to drink outside in...
26 wet and wild watersports in Dubai Try kneeboarding, take a frantic ride or go down the world's largest wat...
20 best music movies ever The best music docus, star biopics and concert films ever committed to c...
Dubai: BBQ City How and where to barbecue, and restaurants to dine with the pros
10 Downtown bars and clubs to try True to its name, some of the city’s classiest bars are found in Downt...
Where do chefs eat in Dubai? Celeb chefs and local culinary heroes on where they REALLY dine
18 blow out spa treatments in Dubai Splash out with these once-in-a-lifetime spa packages
Where to watch the Premiership The best spots to catch the new Premier League season
Dubai’s best breakfasts We’ve been rising early to find the best meals to start the day
11 to try: Dubai museum guide The emirate's best museums and sights rated
Top dim sum restaurants in Dubai Recommended restaurants to sample the Chinese dining tradition
83 ways to save money in Dubai Dubai’s experts in cost efficient living share their tips
Dubai's best takeaways Indian, Chinese, Arabic, pizza and more of the best food home delivery