Early Morning Workspaces in Dubai

Penned by: Hebah Fisher

I’ve developed an early morning habit - the exceptionally early bird Seattle lifestyle has begun to influence my habits. In Dubai, then, I was quite shocked to realise that after so many years here, I had never noticed how few cafes or coffeeshops opened before 8am. So, in case this same crisis befalls you, here’s a list of coffeeshops, graciously curated by a group of friends, you can count on before 8am:

JONES THE GROCER

Dusit Thani, Hotel - Trade Center

Open 24 hours. Yes, you read the correctly. And their coffee is actually decent. I’ve developed a slight obsession with their chocolate truffles, too.

Discovered by: Shahd Bani-Odeh.

BAKER AND SPICE

Souq Al Manzil

6am. Technicalllly they open at 7am, but I’m under advisement they start serving their freshly baked croissants from 6a.

Discovered by: Kelly Eide.

SINGLE FIN

Jumeirah, across from Kite Beach

7am.

Discovered by: Izzy Abidi.

TIM HORTONS

Sheikh Zayed Road

Open 24 hours. Their coffee is surprisingly good, and those Tim Bits….

Discovered by: Salmaan Ayaz.

ARABIAN TEA HOUSE

Bastakiya, Bur Dubai

7am. Their Egyptian breakfast is fabulous… they make their own bread. Plus, the ambience!

Discovered by: Hebah Fisher