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. They are as follows:
Al Quoz Industrial Area 1
Al Quoz Industrial Area 2
Al Quoz Industrial Area 3
Al Quoz Industrial Area 4
It is also the oldest and the biggest industrial area in Dubai as well as known for its many art galleries, housed in warehouse spaces. It is also 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 industrial and mass accommodation areas.