Health Coach, Diego Carrete is used to being ‘on the go’ and working across the UAE, meeting clients and partners. This means finding suitable places to work from is a must! Below he shares how he makes the most of Privilee whilst working around the city.
Over to Diego…
There is no doubt that the Pandemic has changed the concept of workplaces and how we view them, few people had the opportunity to work outside of an office before 2020 and were used to spending five days a week there.
As the world has changed, professionals are now very specific when it comes to establishing their work environment - ensuring it works for them and their lifestyle.
One of the most valuable things to me about Privilee is the food and drink discounts that come with the membership, meaning I can work from cafes, restaurants and even a pool or private beach without spending a small fortune on coffees, breakfast and lunch throughout the day.
Let me explain how I work remotely, successfully!
What really makes a location an ideal space to work from? Here is my take:
- A quiet and relaxing environment
- Inspiring scenery
- WiFi available for you to connect to - easily!
- Good food, and even more importantly, great coffee!
Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah
This is by far my favourite place to work from. Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah has a stunning terrace with ample seating available for you to work from, due to the size and space it’s also a great place for meetings.
When you want to take a break, relax and recharge your batteries, head downstairs and you will find a tranquil garden area to wander around and of course a beach which has very nice views of Burj Al Arab!
Privilee Members + 4 guests save 20% on food and drinks
The Els Country Club
This is a great location for me to work from if I am ever in Sports City. I like to start my day with breakfast at The Green Room, (where I save 15%), which has lots of freshly made and healthy options, and I will usually stay here to work for a bit before taking a lunch break by the pool. During the week it's fairly quiet earlier in the day, so I can easily pick up calls by the pool and also work in peace - plus the WiFi is great.
Privilee Members + 3 guests save 15% on food and drinks
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
Kempinski Hotel on Palm Jumeirah has to be one of my new favourite Privilee spots to work from, purely due to how quiet the resort is (in particular the beach) on weekdays! I can plug in and work solidly for a good few hours without even noticing the time here, and then I will usually treat myself to a lunch at Villamore, which is located right by the beach and I save 20% at. I also recently noticed that the food and drinks discount includes up to ten people - so I will be hosting meetings here for sure.
Privilee Members + 10 guests save 20% on food and drinks
If you live in The Greens or close by, Zabeel House is one of the best locations to work from in my opinion. Social Company, one of the hotels restaurants, is open from 6.30am daily and has a great menu catering to all diet types (plus, Privilee Members save 20%). This restaurant also has very large tables, so for me it is a great place to set up for the day, as I am most productive in the morning, and to host meetings as there is lots of space. I also like the gym here, Native Gym, so will usually head here after finishing work!
Privilee Members + 5 guests save 20% on food and drinks
The Palace Downtown
When I have meetings in Downtown, Palace Downtown is my number one location to meet clients and partners. I’ll usually stay to work afterwards - the magnificent Burj Khalifa views are second to none from the pool! If you live in the Downtown or DIFC area - it’s definitely worth a try.
The lounge is inspiring, luxurious and quiet - it’s a great option if you want to host an impressive meeting spot. This also makes it ideal for Zoom/online meetings as it’s spacious with few people around. I also recently discovered that the poolside cabanas are fully-powered, with plug sockets, so I can actually work poolside - genius.
Privilee Members + 1 guest save 20% on food and drinks