Working out of the office, in addition to being a nice change of scenery, can have a positive impact on your productivity. It’s fascinating to see what a change in routine can do for your creativity and motivation. Here are some laptop-friendly spaces to check out if you need a break from your desk.
SOCIETY CAFE, JUMEIRAH
This spacious restaurant in Jumeirah is the perfect venue for a day away from your desk. Whether you’re working solo or with a team, Society has an array of small tables and a couple of communal tables equipped with power supply. The wait staff are packed with personality and the wifi isn’t shabby either. Designed to resemble a conservatory, Society boasts a glass ceiling that brings in copious natural light. Keep your productivity flowing with Society’s array of specialty coffee.
NADI AL QUOZ, AL SERKAL AVENUE
Combine work and play, literally, at Nadi Al Quoz. Inspired by a Zen garden, this communal space will have a relaxing effect on you from the moment you walk in. While working in a warehouse in the middle of an industrial district may not sound appealing, Nadi Al Quoz is a nirvana in the heart of Al Quoz. Visited by everyone from entrepreneurs to freelance artists – the space is dotted with cozy bean bags, couches, community work tables, and even a bed suspended from the ceiling! Wifi signal is decent and vegan refreshments are catered by Wild and Moon.
THE DAILY AT ROVE HOTEL, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
With branches in Dubai Marina, the Trade Center Area, Oud Metha, and Downtown Dubai – Rove Hotels are cropping up at the speed of light all over the city. These budget-friendly hotels ooze urban vibes and vibrance, making them a refreshing place to work on your emails and to-do list. Rove Hotel has recently launched Let’s Work, an AED 450 per month package that gives members unlimited coffee, wifi and access to its cutting-edge meeting rooms. Alternatively, you can just work out its cafe – The Daily – and use its free wifi and pay for your coffee by the cup.
CAFE M AT THE MEDIA ONE HOTEL, DUBAI MEDIA CITY
In the heart of Dubai Media City, Cafe M is a fantastic place to work out of the office, especially if your office is right around the corner. Thoroughly equipped for guests working remotely, the restaurant has easily accessible wifi and plenty of power sources. It’s also a great venue to make valuable connections if you’re a media professional. To top it off, Cafe M hosts a wallet-friendly buffet. Regular patrons are given a loyalty card that unlocks a 20 percent discount. It’s important to know that valet parking validation requires a minimum spend of 120 dirhams at the hotel.
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