Dubai never lets the monotony take control! If you are bored of that same workplace to head for and looking for some creative ways to work away from your regular office places, the city has a lot to offer for turning on the ‘remote working mode’.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a regular office goer or a freelancer, there is an excellent array of amazing work-friendly cafes and restaurants in Dubai to work from. All you need to do is to bring your laptop and work in a relaxed yet peaceful space for hours.
We have crafted a list of fifteen such cafes and restaurants from the city of Dubai where you can work, so that you can be spared from investing too much time in trying to find the best spots on your own.
Order your coffee/tea in one of these fantastic spaces and let your work go smoothly.
1. Tania’s Teahouse Flagship
When you work hard and love food even harder, Tania’s Teahouse can satiate both your cravings! Located in the picturesque neighbourhood of Umm Suqeim, this flagship café in Dubai is certainly the most aesthetic hotspot with a specialization in delivering great food and a personalized working experience for their patrons.
This two-story cafe doesn’t just serve a mouth-watering range of flavoured teas, coffees and all those dishes but it also offers a breathtaking view of Jumeirah Beach. The pastel-hued walls, elegant interiors and subtle styling make Tania’s Teahouse the perfect spot to boost your creative side even when you are working.
If you own a furry friend at home, there is absolutely no need to leave him/her behind you. Bring them to Tania’s Teahouse as they welcome your pet warmly just the way they do it for you. Don’t forget to click some pics before leaving this 7th most Instagrammable cafe in the world.
779A Jumeirah Beach Road, Between Al Thanya Street and Al Manara Street, Next to Villa Beirut and EPPCO Petrol Station, Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AED 200 for two people
Everyday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
2. Bla Bla
Although Bla Bla is one of the hottest night out spots in Dubai, this place can also be your best bet in town to work independently away from your office. With an amazing assortment of twenty bars, three restaurants and one beach club, this place gives you the freedom to choose a set-up you are comfortable with.
Starting from breakfast and going till late night dinner, Bla Bla never keeps you hungry while you are in the middle of an online client meeting or chalking out a creative plan for the next product launch. You can always grab a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of Bloody Marry here and cherish the killer view of Bluewaters and The Dubai Eye.
5101 Messer Street, Beach by Meraas Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Starts from AED 300 for two persons
- Beach Club, everyday from 10:00 AM to sunset.
- The Rooftop, everyday from 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
- Beach Bar, everyday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
3. Boston Lane
Massively inspired by Melbourne’s laneway coffee and lunch culture, Boston Lane has created a humble niche in Dubai for freelancers as well as hardcore office goers to work in a peaceful environment. Sitting right in the heart of cultural and fashion district of Al Quoz, this coffee shop gives out a very relaxed vibe.
This super cute Australian Café is highly flocked by people who don’t want to go to their regular workstations but still want to work from a place where the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the sight of delicious dishes can be enjoyed simultaneously.
Subtly done interior and plenty of greenery from The Courtyard is the USP of Boston Lane. Winter days particularly look delightful at this coffee shop when you can choose to sit outdoor and enjoy the cool breezes and gorgeous views of the surroundings.
- Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Ripe Market (Saturday & Sunday)
Around AED 150 for two people
The shop remains open from Monday to Sunday from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
4. McGettigan’s JLT
When you are in the mood to visit a pub but your work pressure doesn’t allow you to skip the day, you can enjoy the bliss of both worlds at McGettigan’s café in JLT Dubai. Eat, drink and do your work at this fantastic place where a piece of Ireland meets the heart of America, Asia and more. Here they are pros at preparing international dishes so that you never miss great tastes on the table.
The best part of coming to McGettigan’s is to explore their specially dedicated working space. The office area allows a maximum of four persons to sit while a sound-insulated room allows you to take private/office calls without divulging a single bit of it to the world.
Once you are done with the office load, you can chill out with others while watching a football match on that big screen or groove to the tunes of live music sessions. Work was never this fun until McGettigan’s crafted this place in the city.
Cluster J, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The café comes with a specially designed 2-hour office session that costs AED 499. It includes a beer unit holding eight litres!
Monday to Friday, 12:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM
5. Spill The Bean
There is a place in Dubai that is always ready to set up a tiny workstation for you and it’s none other than the very famous Spill The Bean café. This wonderful hidden gem from the town can be spotted at The Sustainable City off Al Qudra Road in Al Quoz.
Working here means you are contributing more towards a sustainable future because Spill The Beans brings only sustainable dishes to their customers. This specialty restaurant serves low-waste and plant-based options on their menu cards so that nothing can affect the environment in any shape or manner.
The spacious outdoor setting of this outlet allows plenty of sunshine to brighten your day and elevate your mood. Warm hospitality, helpful staffs and soothing ambience never distract you from whatever you are doing.
Shop No. #07, Block, The Sustainable City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AED 130 for two persons.
You can visit the shop any day of the week between 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
6. Baby Q
All caffeine and work lovers have something wonderful in Dubai to beat the Monday blues and do their usual jobs in a most unusual way! We are talking here about the Baby Q in Dubai. This place is an electrifying combination of café, restaurant, bar and lounge.
Baby Q is preferred by both freelancers and hardcore office goers because of the flawless connectivity facility available all across the place. This basically keeps you connected to your professional world when you are sitting under one of the hottest bars in town!
Baby Q is the new social butterfly that is painting the city in colours. You can work from this vibrant spot almost round the clock because it keeps its doors open past midnight. In this restaurant, you can kickstart your day with a sumptuous breakfast (except Saturday and Sunday) and then call it day with a delicious dinner.
43rd Floor, Media One Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Price range for two people is approximately AED 150 – AED 170.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM | Tuesday & Friday, 10:00AM – 3:00 AM | Saturday, 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM | Sunday, 6:00 PM – 3:00AM
7. Nadi Al Quoz
Everything that a creative mind can look for to channel and gather those creative thoughts, Nadi Al Quoz has got every bit of it. This is a pop-up social club in Dubai. This awe-inspiring space lets you work or participate in a series of events and workshops so that your mind can always be busy and productive.
What makes Nadi Al Quoz an exceptionally blissful place to work from is its spacious floor area perfectly backed by a laid-back style interior. They have a great variety of coffee for you along with those tempting swings and beds.
Here you can grab a cup of coffee and a good book to make your break times more fruitful and relaxing. Nadi Al Quoz is a nice, cozy place where time fails to push you hard. Here you can get the best of your creative side to bloom.
4 17th Street, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A meal for two costs around AED 150 – AED 180.
Every day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
8. Friends Avenue Cafe
If you need a sunny, cozy and comfortable place with some of the tastiest croissants on your table, Friends Avenue Café got you covered. This place presents a fresh blend of English, European and Australian cuisines that are too hard to resist.
It would not be anything excessive to describe Friends Avenue as the ultimate space in Dubai where you can work, eat, relax and repeat. Food and coffee add some extra points to its irresistible charm. Ambience of the café has been achieved successfully through a thoughtfully curated interior design and menu cards. It reminds you of your sweet home wherever it is!
Working at Friends Avenue never feels bothersome because people here keep their free-spirit up which will actually make you realize the importance of socializing even when you are doing your office things.
Fortune Executive, Ground Floor, Cluster T, JLT, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It costs between AED 130 – AED 150 for the meal of two people
Everyday from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Breakfast is served until 3:00 PM
9. Jones The Grocer
Rooted back in Australia, Jones The Grocer is an extremely passionate and ambitious project in the land of Dubai that brings a café, workstation, cheese room and grocery under one roof. Sound interesting! This unique space can be the right spot for people who love to work from somewhere quiet and serene right in the heart of the town.
This café is the pioneer in serving simple, fresh yet delicious foods that reflects a strong sense of art from preparing the ingredients to finishing your favourite dish. You can order your food and then buy from an exclusive range of gourmet private-label groceries including the loaves of bread, cakes and pastries.
When you choose to bring your office equipment to Jones The Grocer, you are destined to be amazed at the remarkable view of the stunning Dubai skyline.
West Palm Beach, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
You can expect the bill to be around AED 250 – AED 280 for two.
Daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM | Timings during Ramadan may vary
10. The Lighthouse
Do you like to work from a place that sits conveniently in the comfort of a vibrant art district and be surrounded by creatively sounded people? Your wait is over! The Lighthouse is a restaurant cum concept store that also can be your next workstation in town.
Located in the buzzing neighbourhood of Dubai Design District, never fails to surprise their patrons with their innovations done in the kitchen. This bright and airy kitchen has already secured the royal seal of appreciation when HH Sheikh Hamdan himself visited the store.
You can pick your table either inside or out. Both these options are motivating, refreshing and of course productive too. free Wi-Fi makes your jobs as smooth as you do them on your usual office desk.
Ground Floor, Building No.6, Dubai Design District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Approximately AED 450 for two
Sunday to Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM | Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 10:45 PM | Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
11. Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella is a recently evolved, vibrant and fun place in Dubai where office workers and freelancers will love to hang out with their favourite persons and perform their professional liabilities simultaneously.
This new Italian hotspot in town is not really a new one. It was previously known as Café M which adorned a stunning Italian makeover to emerge in its completely new avatar.
At Ciao Bella, bring your laptop and ask for your type of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner to enjoy a beautiful day away from your workstation but not away from the beating heart of the city.
Media One Tower, Al Falak Street, Al Sufouh, Al Sofouh 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
About AED 350 on average without alcohol for two persons
Daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
12. The Rose & Crown
Sitting at a prime location in Al Habtoor City, The Rose & Crown is a typical British culture pub featuring English charm and comfort at its best. That bright red telephone box at the entrance is enough to elevate your mood and you are all set to have anything but a good time there.
The interior of this pub has been made a class apart through those gorgeous porcelain tiles and a Victorian fireplace. This English vibe is nicely backed by their wisely crafted menu card and friendly staff. Choose a table, open your laptop and order your menu with a glass of your favourite beverage. That’s all to wash away your office blues.
Don’t forget to add a soup, dessert, cup of tea or coffee when you are amidst the vibrant crowd in The Rose & Crown. They even have an in-house library just in case you find your solace in a book to beat the boredom of working for hours.
The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, 260 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Around AED 350 – AED 400 for two persons
Daily from 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Timings may differ during Ramadan
13. Revo Café at Anantara The Palm
When you are thinking of having a day away from your office yet doing all the office work from the swankiest neighbourhood in Dubai, Revo Café is here to set you up for the day. Housed at luxurious Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, this space is blessed with everything best so that you never feel even the slightest thing falling out of its place.
Thanks to those floor-to-ceiling windows, the café allows loads of sunshine to brighten up the whole area. So, if you prefer to work in a sunny environment, there is no need to get yourself burnt under the ruthless Dubai sun, instead, you can just visit Revo Café.
Endless treats from Revo’s menu will delight you and get you through any hard day for sure. Whether it is about work or it is about food, this stylish and urban café on The Palm is the favourite when you are thinking of something lavish.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, East Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Approximately AED 275 for two people with alcohol
All days of the week from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM | Happy Hour: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
14. Kuttab Café
Kuttab Café is a very unique and quiet library slash café that offers outstanding Middle Eastern dishes. This is a place where your love for work meets your passion for books and good food. Stepping into Kuttab Café opens up a solitary gateway far from the buzzing city crowd where you mind your business without any distraction.
It has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. Just choose the one where you feel comfortable going with your work. They offer a very delectable range of breakfast options. Beating the Dubai heat is so easy with their refreshing juices. Grab one and take small sips while working on your laptop.
Shop No. LS 2 & 3, Uptown Mirdif Mall, Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ranges between AED 120 – AED 150 for two people
Everyday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
15. La Parisienne
We will end our list with something very sweet and it is one of the most beloved pastry hubs in Dubai, La Parisienne. This space is highly appreciated for that quintessential French vibe and French cuisine. This concept restaurant is full of aromas of freshly baked French delicacies and brewed coffees that lift your mood instantly.
At La Parisienne, they serve amazing breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus paired with a huge variety of French pastries and bakeries. You can continue your work from any corner of the restaurant while they will take care of your hunger all through the day.
Ambience at La Parisienne is very refreshing with light hues and pastel shade upholsteries. Working from here brings a sense of serenity with a delicate touch of French cuisine.
57 Al Bailee Road, Jumeirah, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AED 150 for two people
Remains open all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Our list is limited but your scope to explore the work-friendly cafes and restaurants across Dubai is literally endless! Dubai’s work culture is so vibrant as well as the ways they choose to work away from the office. You can always spot a beautiful place to work from in every nook and corner of this city.