In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift towards remote working has become more pronounced, underscoring the need for versatile and stimulating work environments.

This article explores Dubai’s hidden gems in free coworking spaces, with locations that offer a blend of creativity, convenience and community.

From artistic hubs to serene libraries, each space is uniquely equipped to enhance the workday experience.

Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or remote worker, discover how these spaces can invigorate your work routine and inspire productivity.

A4 Space in Al Serkal Avenue


A4 Space, nestled in Al Serkal Avenue, stands out as a not-for-profit coworking space open to all. This venue is more than just a workspace; it’s a creative sanctuary for individuals seeking a change of scenery from the conventional office or home setting.

Facilities and amenities

The space spans two floors, offering ample room for work and relaxation. Visitors have the convenience of a small café for coffee and snacks. Unique to A4 Space is its cinema room and loft library, adding a touch of culture and leisure to the work environment.

Accessibility and community

A4 Space is designed to foster a sense of community among its users. Its welcoming atmosphere and diverse facilities cater to freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creatives, encouraging networking and collaboration in a vibrant setting.

In the next section, we’ll explore the Jameel Arts Centre, a unique blend of artistic space and functional coworking area.

Jameel Arts Centre

Unique combination of art and work

The Jameel Arts Centre, renowned for its gallery, also doubles as a coworking space. This fusion of art and work provides a stimulating environment for those seeking inspiration outside traditional office spaces.

Varied working spaces and amenities

Visitors can choose to work at tables by the water or amongst the archives. The Centre is equipped with a coffee shop that also serves as a souvenir shop, offering a variety of goods. Booking a slot in the library is recommended to ensure a seat in this popular location.

Ideal for creatives and art enthusiasts

The Jameel Arts Centre is especially appealing to creatives and art enthusiasts who can benefit from the serene environment and artistic surroundings. Its unique setting encourages creativity and offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life.

Next, we will explore the House of Wisdom in Sharjah, a serene library offering a tranquil workspace with diverse amenities.

House of Wisdom in Sharjah

A haven for readers and workers

House of Wisdom, located in the heart of Sharjah, is a beautifully designed library that is entirely free to the public. It is a perfect blend of modern architecture and serene reading spaces, appealing to both avid readers and those seeking a quiet workspace.

Facilities and comfort

The library offers two floors of space, along with cosy reading nooks. It features a café for refreshments and the option to book meeting rooms for collaborative work, although this service comes with a fee.

More than just a library

This space is not just about books; it’s about creating an environment conducive to productivity and learning. The House of Wisdom is a testament to the importance of public spaces in fostering knowledge and community engagement.

In the next section, we will explore Al Safa Art & Design Library, a place where art, design and workspace converge.

Al Safa Art & Design Library

A blend of culture and creativity

Al Safa Art & Design Library, a minimalist yet creatively stimulating space, has been a cornerstone of the community since its opening in 1989. Recently renovated as part of the UAE National Strategy for Reading, it merges artistic inspiration with a productive working environment.

Modern amenities and resources

This open-layout library offers a wealth of resources, including an extensive collection of books and access to several iMacs, making it ideal for both reading and digital work.

A space for art lovers and professionals

The library’s unique combination of art, design, and technology caters to art enthusiasts and professionals alike. Its serene atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for creativity and concentration.

In the following section, we’ll look closer at Foundry, located in Downtown Dubai, known for its dynamic combination of art gallery, podcast studio, and coworking space.

Foundry in Downtown Dubai

A hybrid progressive art space

Foundry, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, is a unique space that describes itself as a “hybrid progressive art space.” It is an innovative response to the evolving cultural scene in the UAE, blending artistic expression with a functional workspace.

Multifaceted facilities

The space features a variety of amenities, including a podcast studio, project room, art gallery, and café. Alongside these, it offers a dedicated co-working space catering to the needs of modern professionals and creatives.

A hub for creativity and collaboration

Foundry is not just a workspace but a hub for creativity and collaboration, making it an ideal destination for those seeking an inspiring and vibrant environment to work in.

OBC’s Coworking Space in Dubai

One Business Centre (OBC) is prominently located in Dubai’s newest premium grade and Gold LEED accredited commercial office tower. Situated in the heart of the UAE’s most dynamic Free Zone for trade, OBC offers a luxurious and efficient working environment in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, one of Dubai’s most prestigious areas.

Diverse working solutions

OBC provides a range of options to suit different professional needs. From luxury serviced offices designed to meet the requirements of any company, to practical coworking spaces where you pay only for the space you use, OBC caters to a variety of business demands.

Strategic locations

OBC’s facilities are strategically located in key business areas of Dubai, including Downtown Dubai, JLT Dubai and Dubai Media City. These locations are both prestigious and convenient, making them ideal for businesses looking to establish a strong presence in the city.

While our coworking spaces and serviced offices are not free, they are available at competitive rates. They offer a luxurious working environment equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable and productive work experience.

To truly experience what OBC has to offer, we invite you to book a tour of our business centre. This is an opportunity to experience firsthand the elegance and functionality of our spaces and to see if they meet your business requirements.