Al Quoz is located in western Dubai, bordered to the north by Al Wasl, to the west by Umm Al Sheif, Al Manara and Al Safa, forming a long rectangle between Al Khail and Sheikh Zayed Roads. Al Quoz consists of a mainly residential area in the northeast and an industrial area in the southwest with four sub communities. It is also the oldest and the biggest industrial area in Dubai as well as known for its many art galleries and warehouse spaces. Alserkal Avenue is also located in Al Quoz which is an home to the region's first private museum, Salsali Private Museum.
Al Quoz Industrial Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in the southwest of the rectangle. They have been developed by Dubai Municipality as an industrial and mass accommodation district.
The residential areas of Al Quoz 1, 2 and 4 are mostly homes of Emirati families with spacious and individually-designed houses and are conveniently located close to popular destinations such as Safa Park and Business Bay.
Al Quoz 2 is south of Al Khail road towards Meydan and the only area outside the rectangle. It hosts Al Quoz new Pond Park, while the Al Quoz 3 is mainly an Industrial Area which is not a single development but rather a place wherein an enormous mix of businesses have their own production, logistic and worker housing facilities.