Break out of your hotel or business centre and visit one of Dubai’s hip workspaces. Dubai has plenty of places to get your job done in a fresh, inspiring environment. Whether you’re here on business or simply someone who feels confined by office walls, consider setting up your laptop at one of Dubai’s many flexible office spaces. These range from cafés, libraries, and membership organisations that connect you to a global network of entrepreneurs.
Break away and work in one of these hip workspaces.
Break out of your hotel or business centre and visit one of Dubai’s hip workspaces. Dubai has plenty of places to get your job done in a fresh, inspiring environment. Whether you’re here on business for a few days, are an entrepreneur, or are simply someone who feels confined by office walls, consider setting up your laptop at one of Dubai’s many flexible office spaces. These range from cafés with reading rooms, to libraries with free WiFi, to membership organisations that connect you to a global network of entrepreneurs.
The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai’s stylish art gallery, workspace, and restaurant, has reopened its doors after completing an expansion to include outdoor seating. It features a modern library setting with long wooden tables surrounded by bookshelves, mod couches, and low-slung chairs. The Pavilion also offers free WiFi and desk space for mobile workers, and a gallery wall to showcase local artists.
MAKE Business Hub
Located near Dubai Marina, MAKE Business Hub is an urban café designed specifically for the mobile worker. A cross between a high-tech incubator and a coffee shop, it gives freelancers and entrepreneurs a place to work, meet, and keep their ideas flowing with lots of caffeine-based drinks. MAKE also hosts a full calendar of events that promote entrepreneurship, technology, and design.
Located in Safa Park, The Archive is a non-commercial space where people can participate in book clubs, take part in design talks, engage in workshops, sign up for yoga classes, or bring their laptops and work. You can sign up for creative workshops — including short film making, collage, printmaking, seed planting, and Arabic language — and there’s an espresso bar and contemporary café, so you can plan a whole day of learning and working among the trees of Safa Park.
Impact Hub Dubai
One of 35 Impact Hubs worldwide, Impact Hub Dubai is the first to launch in the Arab world. This UAE branch of globally linked creative workspaces provides resources and a network of innovative thinkers to help bring big ideas to life. Located in Souq Al Bahar in Downtown Dubai, Impact Hub Dubai connects entrepreneurs, artists, builders, and digital gurus in a collaborative environment.
Kuttab Library and Café
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If you’re looking for a friendly, peaceful place to read a book — or even work on writing your own book — pull up a chair and order a coffee at Kuttab Library and café in Mirdiff. The funky café and workspace greets visitors with an extensive library of Arabic-language books and a selection of English publications. After passing through the library, you’ll find an eclectic reading area decorated with birdcage lampshades, high-backed armchairs upholstered in newspaper print, a piano, and two glass enclosures that serve as meeting rooms.