Dubai’s Al Quoz Industrial Area is the unpolished opposite to the glamorous, glossy image that springs to mind for many when thinking of this part of the United Arab Emirates. Al Quoz has emerged organically as a creative nerve center, edgy in a conservative city. Alserkal Avenue, a gated compound of warehouses veneered in gray corrugated metal, was an early addition to the neighborhood in 2007, and now plays host to many of the creative initiatives that come to #AlQuoz. While on assignment for @nytimestravel in April, Christophe Viseux took this photo of an installation by the artist Mary Ellen Carroll welcoming visitors to Alserkal Avenue. Follow @nytimestravel to see more photos.