Visiting Dubai soon and wanting to get some work done in a dedicated office space? Some people live by the motto: work hard and play hard, and it's nice to know that you can work comfortably in Dubai in various co-working spaces, business hubs and alike for those who need to check in with their emails and put in those much-needed business hours even when on vacation.
Here are the 8 best working spaces for you:
Astro Labs. Likes to make things happen
The of Astro Lab centres on the motto "make it happen" Astro labs provide an environment that stimulates creativity, bringing people together who live and breathe ambition. Open 24/7, located in a stunning park side retail space in the Jumeirah lakes towers, welcoming natural light in the day and beautiful views as the sunsets close to the metro. Astro Labs is a fully stocked office with fast Wi-Fi and free printing for all members. You can quench your thirst with coffee and they’ve got snacks to fuel your team. This space is created for entrepreneurs with open plan, bookable meetings rooms, casual café with private space for training and events. One of the good things about this place is that it has an on-site shower. So, you can practically live here if you don’t need sleep!
The Cribb offers its workers beautiful views
The Cribb, already sounds dreamy, right? This is more than just a workspace located above the football centre in Al Quoz, with beautiful views. The facility is split into two halves, the first "The Cantina", free to the public, offering hot and cold beverages and food from top suppliesr including La Maison and Laqmouche. The Cribb offers permanent and semi-permanent spaces, with access to meeting rooms and networking events a perfect way to incubate ideas and participate in mentorship with new people, not to mention the individual working spaces.
Impact hub centres on the power of innovation through collaboration
The Impact Hub is known as a physical and online hangout with all the tools and platforms needed to grow and develop new ideas and ventures. A hall of thought!. Offering study space for alone-time with fitted sofas and beautiful décor to put you right at home, lighthouse/meeting rooms, perfect for meetings and events, plus lab space, where you can share ideas with other users - perfect for those who love to meet new people and collaborate ideas. Here you’ll find free Wi-Fi and parking with access to beverages and food to keep your energy a float! Talking about keeping things afloat, Impact hub is situated in the Al Murooj complex, downtown Dubai, a beautiful complex with the amazing view of palm trees and a water feature separating either side of the complex. Such a great little space for those who want to have a breather before getting back to work. Not to mention some amazing dining options on your doorstep such as Pergolas.
A4 Space is a collaborative venue for remote-workers in Dubai
Located in Alserkal Avenue – home to many of Al Quoz’s great art galleries. A4 Space is a collaborative venue that aims to provide creative experiences, improvement and learning through its diversity and contemplative work spaces for those who want to "squat" through their creative ventures, private desk rooms and a shared library, where users are encouraged to donate and share their favourite novels. A unique touch to this is known as the "LEAVEYOURNOTE" project encouraging book owners to write a personal note to inspire the next. With sprawling wood worktables and benches beautiful décor, plus the A4 Space Café, which serves amazing coffee. Offering free Wi-Fi, parking and access to the variety of different workspaces suited to your needs.
The Daily provides an airy space for business owners, freelancers and remote workers
A hot spot for freelancers, known for its legendary bench brunch. Providing a bright and airy space perfect for when you want to wind down and tie the last knots of your work. Satisfy your appetites with the extensive salad bar that provides great lunchtime option, ideal for the health-conscious city, lip-smacking international flavours, free Wi-Fi, a variety of drinks and a culture that knows its coffee too well. Whether your staring bright and early or wanting to relax after work this space is open until the late hours.
Café M is a great choice for business meetings in Dubai
A media-friendly hotel café, this café has proven popularity for daytime dining and business meetings. With valet parking, full bar available, private dining with a big group desk perfect for those wanting to get together and discuss business, free Wi-Fi, buffet and shisha. Having a chair to suit every mood, whether you want to kick back and relax on the comfy sofa or sit up high at a table, you’ll find it at Café M. This swanky café provides a variety of options to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. There is also a scenic outdoor area, giving café M some more brownie points. Open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Who said you can’t holiday in Dubai and work on your business whilst you’re there too?
Of course, you can mix business with pleasure – if you’re planning a holiday in Dubai, and worried that you’ll fall behind with business, work or emails, you needn’t worry.
I’m off to Dubai soon, and as a freelance writer, I find remote working areas useful to get some work down during the day, and then head out to have fun mid-day and evenings.
It’s great to know Dubai caters for all types of visitors, be it for leisure, business or a mix of both.