Alserkal Avenue will open the new season this September with three original concepts for the creative community, this month will also see the return of Alserkal Lates - an evening of events and activities celebrating arts and culture. Alserkal Lates is scheduled to begin on 24 September.
The three new creative concepts that will call Alserkal Avenue their home in September are CRANK, Cinema Akil and Nightjar Coffee Roasters. We've got the details!
CRANK | Warehouse 43
CRANK is more than just a place to work out. It’s a space to free your mind, challenge yourself and become part of a strong community. CRANK offers three signature workouts, RIDE, SHAPE and STRETCH. First-timers can enjoy a complimentary first class, and a special offer of 15% off packages during Alserkal Lates. In RIDE, pedal through heavy climbs and saddle up for powerful sprints in these 45-minute signature sessions. SHAPE is an all-encompassing workout combining body weight resistance and functional movement skills designed to burn and shape selected muscle groups and boost your overall strength. STRETCH is a combination of dynamic and static stretching for all levels of flexibility, and designed to aid muscle recovery, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance performance.
Cinema Akil | Warehouse 68
Independent film has a new home in Dubai. Cinema Akil will open their permanent space within Alserkal Avenue on 28 September, launching with a robust programme that includes the regional premieres of MCQUEEN and Yomeddine.
MCQUEEN: This critically-acclaimed documentary directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui follows the life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.
Yomeddine: Palme d’Or nominee and winner of the François Chalais Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Yomeddine follows Beshay and Obama on an emotional journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families. Directed by Abu Bakr Shawky.
Tickets for opening films will be available to purchase at Cinema Akil from 28 September onwards.
Nightjar Coffee Roasters | Warehouse 62
An artisanal coffee roaster with a mission to ‘make it good’, Nightjar sources green coffee direct from selected single origin farms with micro and nano-lots. They are committed to quality, provenance, sustainability, freshness and fair relationships with the growers; ensuring the farmers get paid a good price for a good product and that the relationships are long term, not just seasonal. The Roastery and Eatery space blends cutting-edge coffee roasting with distinguished food and the best espresso, filter coffee, Cold Brew and Nitro offerings. Nightjar coffee is available in handcrafted bags to take home. Nightjar Coffee Roasters will be open during Alserkal Lates with a new food menu.