Tucked away in The Courtyard, Al Quoz is a new and unique shopping and dining experience.
Al Quoz was once a dusty wasteland of cement mixers, but over the last five years, dozens of cool places from art galleries, independent shops and great cafes have sprung up. Tucked away opposite Bounce in the tranquil setting of The Courtyard, is The Collective by Ripe, a unique and very cool urban space. Here are five new things you need to know about.
Selling great coffee, tea, smoothies and milkshakes this Australian-run no frills cafe is special because it is so different. There no plates (everything is served in recyclable cardboard) and the menu is limited to homemade cakes, pastries and toasties, but it’s these elements that make it unique. MLU visited for a coffee and brekki and loved the smashed avocado on a baked sweet potato, the cheese toasties are absolutely delicious too. Service is quick and friendly.
A bicycle shop that sells upright bikes with a basket perfect for putting an artisan loaf and bunch of flowers in. They come in a range of gorgeous pastel colours and they do beautiful children’s bikes too.
Georges of Dubai
This stylish lifestyle concept boutique offers a bit of Aussie style in Dubai. Selling homeware, soft furnishings, unique gifts, jewellery and clothes at reasonable prices it is a great place to pick up something unusual. MLU particularly loved the crockery and cool kitchen ware.
An independent, bespoke home decor studio rooted in social responsibility. Pick up unique art, rugs, lighting, hand woven interiors all sourced with a strong core belief in ethical, sustainable, handmade and fair trade products.
Gardner And The Gang
Stylish, different and totally fabulous, this children’s clothing line by Swede designer Kristin Nystrom is high fashion with a dose of fun. All garments are super soft, comfy, play friendly and made from organic cotton. Kristin draws all the prints and makes characters which tell a story, making them truly original.
The Collective By Ripe Street 6A, Al Quoz Industrial Area 1 , Al Quoz, Dubai open from 9am every day.