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Work, Study, Socialize: You Can Have It All At These Places In Jeddah

Sahrish

Cat at Destination Jeddah

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Work/Study hangouts not only let you socialize (in silence), they’re also a good way to get work done that you wouldn’t do on your own (animal videos).

Since I’ve spent the past few years trying out different cafes to work and study, you can take my word for it.


Change your work environment every now and then.

Even in the most awesome of offices we can fall into a routine, and a routine is the enemy of creativity. Changing your environment, even just for a day, brings new types of input and stimulation, which in turn stimulates creativity and inspiration.

Casper & Gambini’s:

Great wifi and ambiance. The place is well lit and appropriate for chill work or study sessions.

Photo Credit: foursquare.com

Photo Credit: foursquare.com


Teayana:

We used to play MTG (Magic, The Gathering) and other games here. Lots of inspiring discussions happened here including the first cool book club meet. drowns in feels

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Amara Terrace:

You won’t be disturbed here and you’ll have the perfect work setting with a nice view of the corniche.

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Papaya:

If you like working in a tropical rainforest setting with all the animal sounds and surrounded by green.

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Don’t get distracted.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but working from a bustling coffee shop can be less distracting . Being interrupted kills productivity. The coffee shop environment combines the benefit of anonymity with the dull buzz of exciting activity. Unlike working at home, with the ever-present black hole of solitude and procrastination, a coffee shop provides the opportunity of human interaction, on your terms.

Andalusia Park Hyatt:

Make your work routine enjoyable with their business lunches and great moroccan style.

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Layla’s Gourmet:

I happened to come across this gem when it first opened by chance. I used to walk a lot during the time and stopped there for a glass of water. They used to have free lemonade for visitors at the time. It’s not free anymore, alas. Since then, this quaint place has gone through many transformations. It’s the perfect tucked-in-a-corner place that you need for solitude reasons.

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Uptown966:

Uptown is cool to funk you up, you uptown girl. I’ve always had very focused meetings here as well study sessions. The coffee is good too. Best thing I like about this place is the floor to ceiling window.

Photo Credit: facebook.com/Uptown966

Photo Credit: facebook.com/Uptown966


Mugg and Bean:

This place opens as early as 6 am and offers good food, coffee and service.

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Meet awesome new people in your community.

Meeting new people always provides me with new ideas, a different perspective at existing problems, or an interesting connection to a new person doing something awesome that inspires me.

Medd Cafe:

Recently opened, this cafe offers artisan coffee along with great company and setting. There’s quite a few interesting initiatives happening here. If you are into giving back to the community and being creative about it, this is your spot.

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Deera Cafe:

The Deera experience will provide you with an elusive mixture: the familiar comforts of home within the excitement of a new environment, underlined by discrete and efficient service. In all aspects, the focus is on providing the right balance between familiar comfort and pleasant surprise.

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The Store:

An all ladies’ retreat, this is your zone for getting stuff done in girl power style. Not exactly a coffee house, the place has gotten quite a reputation over the past few years. It’s divided into three floors: the shopping section on the ground floor (great finds here), the boutique (homegrown market), and the cafe on the top floor with its delectable deserts.

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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf:

We used to have writers’ circles and chill out sessions here, once upon a time. It’s a cool place to have these kind of things.

Photo Credit: panoramio.com

Photo Credit: panoramio.com

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