If there’s anything Rihanna has taught us, it is to “work work work work work work”. 🎼🤣 Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery to work or a place to kill two birds with one stone (work and network?), look no further!
Dubai has a number of super affordable workspaces that fit every budget and requirement. 😯 You can now work hard while on a budget. No more excuses!
Located in Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Shelter is a free community workspace that is supported by Communication Company Du. It has everything required for a co-working space – a cafe, Wi-Fi, and free parking. 👍 With ample seating and quirky designs to fuel creativity, you can’t go wrong with this workspace. It also hosts workshops and panel discussions on a monthly basis to support the education of entrepreneurs. 😃
For more details visit http://www.shelter.ae/ (under construction) or call +971 4 3809040.
It is the first co-working cafe in the UAE. ☕ In partnership with Alserkal Cultural Foundation. It embraces the outdoors and makes for the perfect working space as it has coffee, fresh air and a great vibe to host meetings and other events. 😍 It’s located in the Al Fahidi Historical neighborhood.
For more details visit https://www.makeartcafe.ae/ or call +971 4 3889134.
3) A4 space
A contemporary scene with an industrial edge, A4 space is a co-working community located in Alserkal Avenue that is open to the public for free. 🤗 It includes a cafe, free Wi-Fi, library and a dedicated workspace on the mezzanine floor.
For more details visit http://alserkalavenue.ae/en/venue/a4-space.php or call +971 50 556 9797.
4) Dubai Public Library
The best perk about the library is its peace and quiet. 😍 The Dubai Public library also has other fantastic perks like free Wi-fi, comfortable seating and an array of electrical sockets available at every table. Plus, you can use their collection of books for a quick fix of leisure or research. Great on a student budget! 🤑
For more details visit https://dubaiculture.gov.ae/en/Public-Library/Pages/Services.aspx.
5) Youth Hub
A great initiative by Ministry of Youth, Youth Hub was created by the youth for the youth to design and create solutions for the greatest challenges imposed on them. 😮 It includes a great co-working space for the youth of the ages of 15-30 with a cafe, free Wi-Fi and a trust shop where you can purchase stationery on the basis of trust. They also host a variety of workshops that you can attend for free if you register on their website. It is located in Emirates Towers Boulevard which is close to the metro station or you have an option of using two hours of free underground parking. 🚗
For more details visit http://hub.youth.gov.ae/en.
UNDER AED 50 PER DAY
Letswork is a community of co-working spaces in Dubai powered by Emaar. An average person in Dubai spends AED 30 on coffee and tea daily. ☕ With a daily rate of AED 39 you get unlimited tea or coffee plus reserved seating, high speed and secured Wi-Fi, 20% discount on food and beverages and free parking! They have multiple locations to choose from and your space can be booked with a click of a button on their website. 🖱 Talk about hitting the co-working jackpot! P.S. Their Downtown Vida location is offering their workspace for AED 20 per day with the aforesaid facilities! Limited time only. ⏲
For more details visit https://www.letswork.io/.
Glassqube is a co-working lounge that has a highly flexible 24/7 access giving you the comfort of working at any time. ⌚Located in Reem Island, Abu Dhabi; they are expanding with three upcoming locations. At AED 45, you can get high-speed Wi-Fi, free coffee and snacks, a huge open pantry, printing stations and retail amenities. Perfect for an all-nighter! 💪
For more details visit https://www.glassqube.com/ or call +971 2 4956700.
UNDER AED 100 PER DAY
Le Sept offers more than just an elegant shared workspace. 😯 They are a platform to make connections, grow your business and create a flexible work-life balance that works for you. Their Nomad package at AED 50 gives you the advantage of having a space available 24/7 to work without disruptions. Le Sept is conveniently located in Regal Tower in Business Bay. 🏙
For more details visit http://www.lesept.com/plans-and-pricing-business-center/ or call +971 4 3684940.
RE is a membership-based co-working space designed to be a resource for creative independent professionals. 👨 Located in Dubai Design District, it provides a workspace that is contemporary, comfortable, and exciting. For AED 55 a day, you get free Wi-Fi, flexible seating/desk, printing and scanning facilities and access to library material. You can also avail student discounts and rent a locker for your belongings at AED 5/day. 😍
For more details visit https://www.re-urbanstudio.com/memberships or call +971 4 2427809 / +971 4 2406961.
10) Impact Hub
The Impact Hub is a co-working space located in Dubai’s renowned Downtown district. For AED 99 daily, you get free Wi-Fi and an open pantry. 😳 That’s not all! When you join as a Hubster, you’ll be assigned a trained host to support you and introduce you to the right people leading to potential opportunities. Their aim is to help you enrich your ideas with each day you co-work in the hub. 💪
For more details visit http://impacthub.ae/become-hubster/ or call +971 4 3754444.
11) Nest Dubai
NEST is one of the world’s first fully integrated co-working spaces within a worldwide branded hotel. 🏨 The space offers a comfortable and flexible working environment. Located in Barsha Heights; NEST has eclectic spaces, unlimited coffee, business center services and quality networking opportunities. 🌐 For just AED 99 per day, members will also enjoy benefits such as dining discounts, pool & gym access, free valet parking, preferred room rates and more at the new TRYP by Wyndham Dubai! 😃
For more details visit https://nestdubai.co/page/memberships or call +971 4 2476699.
DISCLAIMER: www.naomidsouza.com has not been asked or paid to promote any of the workspaces mentioned above. Please call or contact the aforementioned places before visiting them as prices/info may have varied at the time of research.
Written and Researched by Neha Shelly