The heat of summer can really take it out of you (well, that’s what we’re blaming all our early nights and multiple afternoon coffees on, anyway).

However there’s a cool new place in town that might just solve all of life’s little stresses.

Need somewhere shady to have a sit down? After a trendy little spot for an out-of-office team meeting? Want to learn some new art skills or take a yoga class? Or just want a comfy chair to have a quick kip in? This new pop-up has it all.

Nadi Al Quoz

For 14 weeks, Alserkal Avenue’s Warehouse 90 has been transformed into a zen-like communal gathering space which will also host a programme of events.

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Kitted out with hammocks, swinging sofas, cushioned floor chairs and even a bed, Nadi Al Quoz is open daily for visitors to “unwind, work, meet new people and share ideas” until October 29.

“Nadi in Arabic means ‘club’ and Nadi Al Quoz seeks to provide the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of a social club, where likeminded people can come together,” reads the space’s website.

Nadi Al Quoz

Open between 10am and 7pm (though some activities run later), visitors will also find shared workbenches and a healthy food and drink stall from local favourites Wild & The Moon.

However the space isn’t there for just escaping the summer heat – its suite of completely free educational activities aim to broaden the minds and creative talents of those who take part.

The programme includes artistic endeavours such as Japanese flower arranging and sketching classes, there’s 60-minute yoga workshops for those keen to stretch out the muscles, and for those looking to stretch the brain there’s critical discussion and reading groups, and talks by some of the UAE’s most interesting minds.

Nadi Al Quoz

Speakers include artists, architects, writers, musicians and anthropologists, and audience members have the opportunity to ask questions.

Among the programme you’ll find a lecture by arts and culture writer Saira Ansari, and a discussion with Dubai-based independent curator Shannon Ayers Holden and filmmaker Wafa Tajdin.

Click here to access Nadi Al Quoz’s full list of activities and events.

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Images: Alserkal Avenue; Photographer/Angelo