A By-the-Numbers Guide to Alserkal Avenue’s Area 01

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If you haven’t already heard of Area 01, it’s time to listen up. The event, which combines the very best of the popular Urban Market with the laid-back sounds of Music on the Avenue, will be held from December 16th through 17th at Alserkal Avenue. Bringing Dubai’s creative community together, Area 01 will host a mix of homegrown musical talents and regional artisans, chefs, and fitness experts, as well as weekend-long activities such as ping pong and graffiti workshops. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about this weekend’s cant-miss event.

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The amount of vendors that will come together in the streets of Alserkal Avenue. Still need to do some holiday shopping? Here’s the place to do it, thanks to regional brands such as Drawdeck, Urban Nomads, Charicycles, K100, and Deseneros.

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The number of musicians and bands performing at Area 01. There will be three stages where you can find a range covering everything from contemporary DJs to South Asian sounds.

Head to Stage 1 at The Yard for a lineup curated by The Fridge and Freshly Ground Sounds, with musical acts such as We Speak in Colors, Imbue, and The Losing Party.

Head to Stage 2 at Warehouse 61 for a roster of featured artists from Bedouin Records, including Hussein Mamaseta, João Menezes, and Salem Rashid.

Head to Stage 3 at The Junction for popular Indian, Pakistani, and Arabic musicians, including Santosh Kumar and Samie Tariq.

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The number of food trucks and homegrown culinary concepts that Area 01 will host, including Wanna Banana, WokyoMelt & Co., and Roseleaf.

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