Quoz Arts Fest 2020


Mark your calendars! The region’s biggest arts and culture festival returns. Save the date for 24 & 25 January 2020. #findyouralquoz #quozartsfest2020

Quoz Arts Fest, the region’s biggest arts and culture festival organised by Alserkal. Exploring the theme ‘In Search Of…’, this edition of Quoz Arts Fest will be the largest to date, with art exhibitions, live music, performances, food trucks, outdoor installations, film screenings, and more, including a free concert by Jordanian-Palestinian band 47Soul, and the exhibition New National Dish: UAE, in collaboration with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Stay tuned for updates, including a headlining music act, performances, art commissions, activations and more.

Free and open to all.



Get your shamstep on with headliners 47Soul, creators of the electronic dabkeh sound.

8PM | FRI, 24 JAN

Location | The Yard, Alserkal Avenue

Free and open to all

Live music throughout the weekend with Amina Bensouda, Female First Sessions, SATWA 3000, The Roots, The Najmaat Trio, sets by DJ Sara, Muhaisnah Four, DJ e-LO, DJ Fraz, SoulFood Project and more.



The Good Vibes Market street food trucks includes 1004, 21 Grams, Mama’esh, and Moylo’s Burger.

Give a warm welcome to our newest food concept, The Yellow Monkey.

Indulge in one of our many F&B concepts.


New exhibitions at Alserkal Avenue’s contemporary art galleries


An artist takeover by Sara Naim, featuring 15 ‘stations’ in Alserkal Avenue inviting passers-by to ask or answer questions.

New National Dish: UAE by Center for Genomic Gastronomy

The exhibition, produced by Alserkal and inspired by FOOD: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A, has been generously supported by the British Council, DCMS and GREAT through the UK-Gulf Culture and Sport programme. #connectingcultures

Africa & the other 54 countries: Focus on South Africa

An exhibition of art, culture, and cuisine from South Africa by African contemporary art gallery Akka Project

First Pitch

An exhibition by American University of Sharjah (AUS) CAAD students, who will showcase the results of a semester working on design concepts for Quoz Arts Fest



1&2PM | FRI, 24 JAN

1.30&6.30PM | SAT, 25 JAN


London’s leading international performance art festival and commissioning body, will present performances by Egle Budvytyte, Alex Mirutziu, and Himali Singh Soin across the weekend in and around Concrete.

Location | Concrete, Alserkal Avenue

The Short+Sweet Theatre festival

The world’s largest 10-minute play festival.

4-5PM | FRI, 24 JAN

Location | The Junction (Warehouse 72)


A contemporary dance performance by Sima Dance Company, choreographed by acclaimed Palestinian choreographer Alaa Krimed, which explores questions and concepts facing the Arab World.

Location | Concrete, Alserkal Avenue



A children’s walking tour of art galleries by thejamjar, encouraging them to discover art as a form of expression.

A variety of children’s workshops focusing on art and creative writing by Wisdom Warehouse.

Activations, workshops, and more by The Happy Studio.


12.30PM | FRI, 24 JAN

STRETCH class with CRANK. Register here.

Location | The Yard


11AM| SAT 25 JAN

Outdoor Vinyasa yoga session with Shimis Yoga. Register  here.

Location | The Yard


Boxing demos and classes with Round 10 Boxing



8PM | SAT, 25 JAN

The Reel Palestine Film Festival

Reel Palestine returns for its sixth edition, in collaboration with Cinema Akil. For its closing on 25 January, the festival will present two free outdoor screenings:
Ambience (2019) by director Wisam Al Jafri, and Hurdle (2019), by director Michael Rowley.

Location  | The Yard



4-5PM | FRI, 24 JAN

Tasty Tour: What’s cooking at Alserkal Avenue? Chocolate, coffee, and vegan treats, to name a few.

Meeting point | Outside SVENM, Alserkal Avenue (Warehouse 79)

12PM | FRI, 24 JAN

Tour: Vikram Divecha’s latest solo exhibition Towards Opacity delves into notions of failure, fugitivity, and opacity.

Location | Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue (Warehouse 17)


11AM | SAT, 25 JAN

Tour: Tailor-made for the little ones, this trail will explore art galleries and discover how to use art as a form of expression. Sign up at 

Meeting point | thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue (Warehouse 74)


*Getting here 

 Careem | You can use code ‘alserkalavenue’ for 30% off rides to and from Alserkal Avenue.


Sponsors | Swyp and Dubai Shopping Festival

Cultural Partner | Dubai Culture

Media Partners | Canvas, Art Kentro, Magpie, Dubai 92 - Official Radio Station, Anghami and Kidzapp

Transport Partner | Careem