The brainchild of one Leith Matthews, Make is a painfully funky space located in the Al Fattan building, itself an incongruity nestled in the tottering beige multi-towered awfulness of Jumeirah Beach Residence. It's a 'business hub', providing workspaces with meeting areas, workstations, 8am-10pm hot and cold food and drink. And free wi-fi.
It's really too good to be true. The space is incredibly well thought out and 'works', artfully designed and flawlessly executed, soundtracked and freewheeling. The food and drink are, to judge from my breakfast today, simply stunning (avocado toast with a spicy organic virgin Mary and excellent coffee, my colleague had lemon souffle hotcakes with strawberry and loved that, too) and the staff are beyond friendly and incredibly helpful. On my last visit I pitched carrying my habitual perma-bottle of Masafi and an unprompted barman wandered over with a glass containing ice and lemon for me.
It's free, at least for now. I'm told on good authority that Make make their money from the F&B and renting the space for events, so there are no fees or other encumbrances such as membership. If you're into hot desking, have a day away from the office with meetings in DIC/DMC or simply want to do meets, eats and drinks offsite, Make is the perfect place for it.