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5 Reasons Why Coworking Spaces are a Better Fit for You

Following a worldwide surge in demand for coworking spaces, corporates now see this as a better fit for them. They realized that the traditional office is just not as popular as it used to be. Companies, governments and even public administrations now understand the importance of the coworking culture in increasing productivity and revenues.  In 2016, Microsoft was the first corporation to integrate the flexible office space into its operations. Then Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, UBER and Airbnb began implementing social environments in the workplace. Furthermore, several Fortune 500 companies followed on, including Ernest & Young, HSBC, IBM, and Bank of America. This trend of...
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New Guidelines for Attending Events in the UAE

The COVID-19 Pandemic has transformed all our lives. Lockdown has forced us to change how we work, socialize, and attend social events. Vaccinations are on the rise, and part of the world has started to open up again. The UAE has responded early to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and quickly implemented the right guidelines for attending events, with the public health authorities. This included strict measures of social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand sanitizing. Also, biometric device installations are everywhere for immediate temperature checking. In addition, the adjustment of seating charts in event halls and wedding venues to account for social distancing.   One...
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The Future of Serviced Offices, What’s Next?

The pandemic's most significant takeaway is that the old model of working in a central office wasn't suitable for everyone. It lacked flexibility and restricted employers and employees. Then the pandemic coerced an abrupt change in our lives, leaving us with little hope for things to go back to normal. So, what is the predicted future for serviced offices? Are the next steps uncertain? What does it take to welcome back employees to the office environment?   In some offices in the US and Canada, new guidelines will be implemented post pandemic. Some companies have installed a new front door, an ultraviolet door,...
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Coworking Spaces in London are ‘a Breath of Fresh Air’

With so much diversity and choice, everyone has their favourite coworking space spot in London. Whether it’s the vintage look, the interior design, the aesthetics, fitouts, look and feel, or ergonomics, each coworking space in London has it’s own welcoming and uplifting style for members to enjoy. There are over 200 different serviced office providers in London, and more than 1,200 different business centers, and providers keep growing every year since 2020. In 2019, serviced offices took 6% of office share and continued to grow exponentially.  Covid 19 is changing our working habits and most people continue to work from...
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Online Meetings, Virtual Training Sessions, or Real Time Meetings? What is Better?

With training courses on the rise, and following the pandemic outburst, meetings have been designed in a practical way so that trainers and trainees can adapt and engage in the best possible way. In fact, up to 90% of corporations use a form of online learning today, compared to just 4% back in 1995. It has also been predicted that the virtual learning market will grow another 8% by 2026, and to add to this, the international online learning market is projected to be worth $325 Billion in 2025. Companies such as IBM have saved almost $200 million due to...
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How are Events Making a Splash in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is coming out of the conservative shell and is beginning to expand into massive investment in mega tourism projects, sustainable projects and investments in education - and the number of hotels being built is a sign of  new events to be booked up soon! This includes a $500-billion mega development Neom. In addition, heritage will be the most valuable asset, leading to Saudi’s boost in tourism and outdoor events.  In fact, Saudi Arabia aims to bring more outdoor events and outdoor musical concerts as it did in 2020, with live performances and much more.  “Saudi is driving a...
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3 Tips to Consider When Moving Back to the Office After the Pandemic

Millions of business owners and large organizations have been working remotely for the past year. Some companies, including Twitter, have told employees they can keep working remotely forever. On the other side, there’s also an effort to prove that office and co-working spaces can safely reopen. Due to the pandemic, organizational leaders, with the know how to manage productivity in an office environment, have struggled to translate that effectively with remote work. Moreover, they are now keen to relaunch and return back to the office. Although some companies have thrived in a virtual working space environment, others have struggled with the absence of the human touch.   How are business owners and entrepreneurs transitioning their return to the office after working...
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What Do Wedding Venues Look Like During COVID Times?

The loosening of restrictions around social events like weddings, anniversaries, engagements and baby showers, has now meant that events have resumed in the UAE. But what do real life events look like post COVID? Is it going to be the same from now on? As of May 17th 2021, safety measures are in place for wedding celebrations, anniversaries and all live entertainment. This means that there will be continued mandatory wearing of face masks, along with observing physical distancing of 2 meters. We have to accept that we are still in the middle of a pandemic and we need to...
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Getting a trade license in Dubai – All you need to know

Because of its flourishing economy and government support, many foreign investors are enticed to start a new business in Dubai. The expat-friendly city offers ease of trade, massive demand for goods, and proximity to emerging markets, making it a sought-after location for business. However, to be able to establish a smooth-sailing enterprise, one needs to have a valid trade license. What Is a General Trading License? A trade license is simply a license that permits entrepreneurs to do business in Dubai. It is issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED). Depending on the nature or category of the enterprise, approval...
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Should I Work from a Professional Co-working Space or a Pop-up Co-working Space? Which Option is Better for Me?

The first co-working space opened in San Francisco in 2006. There are now over 4,000 spaces globally. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it has been estimated that 40% of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2020, and the rest of the world will follow. In a commitment to helping small- to medium-sized businesses succeed with a consistent and tailored customer experience, pop-up co-working spaces have started to meet these needs. But exactly what is a pop-up co-working space, and how does it differ from a regular co-working space? Popup Co-working is a Shared Economy A shared spaced...