Dubai: With the pandemic, there has been an unprecedented increase in the demand for quiet cafes to work in which offer high-speed internet connection and an ideal environment for professionals who need a change of scenery from their desks or , most often nowadays, their home.
Here’s our roundup of some fun places you can work from for different ranges of budgets.
Social world chivalrous
Serving up the finest coffees and light bites, Chival is a great place to work, both for its ambiance and its offerings. The venue has free unlimited coffee, tea and water, access to the business center, free internet, free parking and an extra 20% discount on all other restaurants and even on the spa . From Dh50 for the day or Dh40 per day if you opt for the monthly package.
Location: La Ville Hotel & Suites, Hours: Available every day from 6.30am to 11.30pm, Cost: Dh50 for a day pass, Dh800 for one month (a free drink at the LookUp Rooftop Bar), Dh2100 for 3 months (a free brunch on Saturday )
Café Avenue des Amis
For a relaxed atmosphere and great food while you work or study, visit one of the branches of Friends Avenue Café. Along with free wi-fi, their menu also features brewed coffee with free top-ups at just Dh22. They also have a selection of hot and cold drinks, healthy breakfast options such as acai bowls, as well as choices of burgers, main courses and more.
Location: JLT, Dubai Motor City, hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., cost: variable
For natural lighting and a workplace with specialty coffee and pastries, try Roseleaf Café. They have two locations and members of Letswork’s virtual working community get additional benefits when working outside of the cafe.
Location: Al Quoz or Emirates Golf Club (near Al Khail metro station), Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. in Al Quoz), Cost: Variable
Boston Lane Dubai
Tucked inside The Collective by Ripe at The Courtyard – Boston Lane Dubai, a beautiful little gem of a place offering amazing toast and coffee. With millennial pink and turquoise interior design that makes for ideal Instagram moments, relaxing music, and plenty of cozy nooks, this is the perfect place to spend a productive afternoon.
Location: The Collective at The Courtyard, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Cost: Miscellaneous, Hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
Spill the beans
With comfortable seating and floor-to-ceiling windows, Spill the Bean is a great place to work. There are also plenty of outlets, free Wi-Fi, and the place is generally very quiet – not to mention great food and coffee.
Location The Sustainable City – Dubai, Hours Open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The media lounge
Due to its location alone, the Media Lounge definitely targets the Dubai Media City crowd and is a great place to work. It features magazine covers all over the walls and a very sleek and modern style. Free WiFi and delicious desserts add to the appeal of this cafe.
Location: Dubai Media City, Concord Tower, cost: variable, hours: daily 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Located with a beach view at The Beach, JBR and CityWalk, Eggspectation offers all-day dining and free Wi-Fi, as well as an extensive menu to choose from morning, noon and night.
Location: The Beach JBR and City Walk Dubai Cost: Various times: Daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (until 8 p.m. at Al Safa location)