28 September 2023
Join us for an evening of cultural discovery, celebrating our latest art exhibitions, and our ever-growing community.
Kicking off the new art season, Alserkal Lates will see Alserkal Avenue come alive with soundscapes, multimedia exhibitions, and live music performances. Join us for an evening of cultural discovery, celebrating our latest art exhibitions, and our ever-growing community.
This year, as part of a project to renew and improve spaces of congregation within the Avenue, the Yard will be home to new botanical and architectural features. With greening by Zain Masud, and architecture by T.Sakhi, the project rediscovers the indigenous and native plants of this region, and celebrates local craftsmanship, marking a turning point for the Avenue’s public realm. A specially commissioned soundscape by Safeya Alblooshi will also be revealed on the night. An immersive sonic creation that intricately weaves together the past, present, and potential future of The Yard.
Programming will take place throughout the evening with six-piece ensemble, The Tasty Biscuits performing, paralleled with a series of Slow Art Walks touring around a compelling line-up of art exhibitions; the oldest waterhole cam in Africa and the world WildEarth on the Yard’s new screens; and a world music-Arabic Folk open venue concert at The Fridge.
7PM - 10PM
Wetland Research Lab Open day + Film Screening
Alserkal Arts Foundation X Waiwai Research & Design Agency
Screening & Talks
WH 50 and WH 51
Alserkal Arts Foundation is collaborating with waiwai Research & Design Agency, inviting you to take a closer look at their team's ongoing material experiments from the award winning Wetland project.
Get ready to be transported to the heart of African wilderness.
This is your window into the stunning Gowrie dam on Djuma Game Reserve, in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa, the oldest waterhole cam in Africa and the world
Immerse yourself in a sonic journey of The Yard's history, with a specially commissioned soundscape by Safeya Alblooshi.
Experience an unforgettable musical feast with a live performance by The Tasty Biscuits, a dynamic 5-piece band hailing from Dubai.
7.30PM - 8:45PM
Performance by Maitha Alomaira & Carlos Páez González
Artists Maitha Alomaira & Carlos Páez González present a two-part live performance, inspired by ‘Salata’, a public artwork commission at Alserkal Avenue created by Fatma Al Ali.
Art-inspired Memory Walk
Slow Art Walk
Meeting point A4 Space
Embark on a stroll down the avenue with writer Mansi Choksi, where memories come to life through the canvas of art.
Visual Conversations: Interpreting Art Through Drawing
Slow Art Walk
Meeting point A4 Space
Join visual artist Vedika Kushalappa on an interactive journey where you can respond to a diverse range of artworks, through sketching and discussing your own interpretation of the art.
Leila Heller Gallery |
Woodcut Prints, 1981 - 1987 by Farideh Lashai
I Guess I Am Still Angry by Ali Cha’aban
A 60 Year Retrospective by Jehangir Vazifdar
Mestaria Gallery | Terra Ephemera by Mariam Abbas
The Third Line | Prolepsis by Sahand Hesamiyan
Explore the Avenue and discover what our community concepts have in store for Alserkal Lates. It’s your passport to a world of creativity! Be a part of this magical night, where the Avenue comes alive with art, culture, and community. Here are some of the community concepts:
Gulf Photo Plus: Join GPP for their first publication’s launch ‘Swallow This!’
The Fridge: The Fridge presents Arabic-fusion band 'Majaz' as part of Alserkal Lates.
Jaipur Rugs: Step into the world of rug craftsmanship with Jaipur Rugs and experience activities like design mapping. See how rug designs come alive from being mapped on the graph sheet, Hand Tufting, and block printing, experience Indian heritage through textile art.
KAVE: Travel back in time with Kave to a vintage art salon. Explore works from 2-3 amazing artists at KAVE. Enjoy delicious food and nostalgic music.
El Marsa Gallery: El Marsa Gallery invites visitors to bring their drawing pads and create studies inspired by the paintings hung.
Techarc: Join Techarc for the launch of Super Techarc and their new offices upstairs! Savour Super's frappés, Nutella sea-salt cookies, banana cream pies & more!
Nappa Dori: Enjoy a free live personalisation on a purchase above AED500.
CRANK: Crank’s keeping the doors open, grooving to music, and serving up tasty delights at their juice bar.
Le Guepard: Experience the fusion of flavours of Mexican tacos with an Indonesian twist at the Le Guepard food truck with Takos with K.
Pekoe: Indulge in Pekoe’s Hong Kong Bubble Waffle with different options for savoury and sweet toppings
Nightjar Coffee Roasters: Nightjar invites you for coffee & tap beverages outdoors
thegoodlife.: Don’t miss their new Apparel launch
Gensler: A virtual and live panel discussion exploring different perspectives on inclusive climate action from 6-8pm.
Cinema Akil: Stock up on Cinema Akil merch
El Seed: Join El Seed this season for a remarkable photo exhibition showcasing their iconic artworks from around the world!
The Third Line Shop: Come and explore The Third Line Shop and hikma's herbal pop-up! The Third Line Shop invites visitors to meet hikma’s herbalists and get to know our local plants. While you're here, browse The Third Line Shop for exclusive limited-edition prints artisanal crafts, artists multiples, and much more.
Ikon House: Experience a Home Cinema Event! An immersive movie experience enhanced by their cutting-edge automation and audiovisual solutions. Experience a Home Cinema Event! An immersive movie experience enhanced by their cutting-edge automation and audiovisual solutions.
Not (So) Guilty: Guilty Hour from 6-7pm get a free brownie or butterscotch with any purchase.
Firetti Contemporary: As an extension of the solo show by Sawsan Al Bahar at Maraya Art Centre, Firetti Contemporary will be exhibiting Sawsan Al Bahar's works for Alserkal September Lates. The event will take place on the 28th of September from 11 am to 10 pm.
BLSSD: Leading independent street-luxe fashion label BLSSD is exclusively previewing ‘NOT’ their latest Dubai Fashion Week runway collection. Get your pre-orders in and explore the showroom for exclusive finds.
At the heart of our community is a shared love for delicious food and unique finds. We’re thrilled to welcome an array of the city’s best food trucks and captivating retail pop-ups to our lanes for a 3 month residency.
JayTee: A savoury sanctuary for burger aficionados and foodies alike. Devour irresistible burgers with JT burgers.
Akhou Manouche: A testament to the artistry of Lebanese cuisine, serving the beloved street-food speciality.
Phat: An exciting new concept on creating an unparalleled fusion of street culture, fast food, and global street food flavours.
Swey: Producing fashionable sunglasses that make a statement, Sway Collective explores the new wave of creative expression in the region.
For The Love of Coffee
The Grotto: Crowd favourite, The Grotto, is returning to our lanes for all the coffee and matcha lovers!
Blu Matcha: Matcha pioneers Blu Matcha are coming to our lanes!
The Health Nut
Salata: Beirut-born healthy eating concept upping the salads game, and encouraging communities to eat real food and adapt an active lifestyle.
Maison Esthetique: A wellness brand dedicated to bringing ancient healing practices from around the world into modern lifestyles, such as incense, crystals, sage, and stones.