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Whether you’re a freelancer focusing on a looming deadline or you just need some time away from the office to work in a different environment, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to work when out-of-office in Dubai, with environments that are sure to get those creative juices flowing.

So take your laptop and settle in for some productive time.

Hala Lebanese Organic


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Hala is the only place in Dubai to offer truly organic cuisine from the Levant and a hub that unifies the community through food. With a fusion of nostalgic and modern pop culture artworks, this hidden gem provides home grown and locally prepared products that include homemade jams, olives, olive oil, top quality honey, Lebanese zaatar and other fresh herbs.  Based by the World Trade Center, this is the ideal spot to go for peace and quiet and delicious food between meetings. 

Location Trade Centre Area Cost various Timings Daily from 8am to 12am Contact 04 3863535

Boston Lane

Tucked away inside The Collective by Ripe at The Courtyard – Boston Lane Dubai a beautiful little gem of a place offering toasties and amazing coffee. With a millenial pink and turquoise interior design that makes for ideal Instagram moments, chilled music and lots of cosy corners, this is the perfect place to spend a productive afternoon.

Location The Collective at The Courtyard, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai Cost various Timings Daily from 8am to 6pm Contact 054 4449306

Gourmet by Kcal


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Just a stone’s throw from offices in Media City, Gourmet by Kcal, situated in the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, offers a 100% gluten free menu with
organic fruits & vegetables from Ripe Farms. Settle in and enjoy a guilt free meal or their signature ‘unicorn latte’ as you tackle your emails in their bright and breezy space.

Location Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Cost various Timings Daily from 8am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm Contact 04 5117373

Kino's Cafe


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This little cafe is a hidden gem in the usually crowded Dubai Mall. It has great views of the fountains, as well as tons of natural lighting. The menu has a nice selection of coffee, juices and soft drinks. The most important thing is that the Wi-Fi is free.

Location Inside Kinokuniya Bookshop, 2nd Floor, Dubai Mall Cost varies Timings Open daily from 10am to 11pm and until midnight on weekends Contact 04 4340111

Spill The Bean


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This little coffee shop takes up a nice corner in the Sustainable City. With comfy seats and floor to ceiling windows, Spill the Bean is a great place to work. There’s also lots of plugs, free Wi-Fi and the place is usually very quiet - not to mention the great food and coffee.

Location The Sustainable City - Dubai Timings Open daily from 8 am to 10pm Contact 04 242 8671


Grano Coffee


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It’s as if Grano coffee wanted to be the ultimate spot for writers to come and work. The seats are comfy, there’s plenty of natural light and the coffee is great. The staff is unobtrusive, and of coure, there's free Wi-Fi. 

Location Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Al Rigga Cost varies Timings Daily from 8am to 11pm Contact 04 2289101

Kuttab Café


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Kuttab Publishing launched a bookstore cafe, which is very Arabic centric. A lot of the books are Arabic and include a vast range of books from children’s literature to deep Arabic philosophy. There are of course some English books, but this cafe is a perfect place to learn the Arabic language. It has a super cool and modern Arabic design and is a great place to sit and work.

Location Uptown Mirdif Cost varies Timings Daily from 8am to 1am Contact 04 2565691

The Media Lounge


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Because of location alone, The Media Lounge is a great spot to work or write at. This cafe is definitely targeting the Dubai Media City crowd. It features magazine covers all over the walls and very sleek and modern style. The free Wi-Fi and the delious desserts, make this one of our favorite locations to sit and work at.

Location Dubai Media City, Concord Tower Cost varies Timings Daily from 8:30am to 1:30am Contact 04 4535431

Nadi Al Qouz

These guys have converted Warehouse 90 into an everyman's clubhouse. Open only until October 29, Nadi Al Qouz is a beautiful space that is designed to evoke ideas, concepts and feelings. The space is full of bean bags, hammocks and sun-beds, as well as work benches for those who need it. There is free Wi-Fi and a lovely little cafe called Wild and the Moon that will be offering some delicious food and drinks. Their black lemonade is especially tasty.

Location Al Serkal Avenue, Al Qouz Cost Free Timings Daily from 10am to 7pm Contact 550 5569797


Located with a beachfront view at The Beach, JBR and a newly open location at CityWalk, Eggspectation offers all-day dining and complimentary Wi-Fi connection, and a vast menu to choose from, morning, noon and night. 

Location The Beach JBR and City Walk Dubai Cost various Timings Daily from 7am to 12am Contact 04 4307252(JBR) or 04 2406877 (CityWalk).

Clinton St.Baking Co.

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The all-American diner is open daily and greets guests with a light jazzy vibe and a fresh bakery smell. With baked goods on offer such as cookies, brookies, pies and cakes, this is the place to be to get your head down and delve into work. 

Location Burj Views Downtown and City Walk Cost Various Timings Daily from 8am to midnight Contact 04 3440705