Thinking of using your extra time more productively and starting your own podcast? We’re here to help.

From fashion-related topics to inspiring the next generation with invigorating topics, this side hustle can escalate when done professionally.

Whether you’d like to co-host with a friend, business partner, or co-worker these Dubai-based studios will have you sorted with their professional equipment and sound-proof rooms, that will cater to your needs.

Depending on your goals, you could be starting a podcast as a fun hobby, a side hustle or as a business right from the get-go. In this article, we’ll explain how to start a podcast, including the must-dos, the don’ts and how to earn money.

So if you’re looking to record your podcast, see our guide for all the top tips to know before you get started.

Figure out the theme

Next, figure out what subject areas you are exploring in your podcast. Your theme should be focused, but open enough that you don’t feel constrained. To crystallize your theme, you could develop a tagline, which most podcasts have.

Make a proper release schedule

How often and when you will release your podcast is another thing to think about. Another option is to have occasional episodes that you release when you have the time incase this is your side hustle.

Create a proper format

There are many podcast styles to explore, but try to keep it pretty consistent. You can always combine styles and mix it up from time to time, but people generally like to know what they’re going to get when they listen to your podcast.

Define Your Audience

Arguably the most important question you’ll need to answer before creating your podcast is: who is this podcast for? Having an ideal listener in mind will help you create content that is both valuable and relevant. Try to nail down basic information about your ideal listener.

For an idea of where to record your podcast, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide to professional studios in Dubai.

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Plan on starting your own podcast? This venue offers its very own podcast studio to record the next inspiring idea you might have. With professionally-equipped mikes, guests can use their time wisely to create content in this inspiring space. Without limiting to podcasts, guests also have the option of mixing their own vinyl and perhaps recording the next best hit. The studio rates are priced at Dhs250 per hour, Dhs800 for four hours and Dhs1,400 for a full-day session of up to eight hours.
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Social Distrikt


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Looking to catch up on some weekend work? SPĀCES by catalyst concepts has officially opened its doors in the heart of Palm Jumeirah. Designed to be the next creative hub, this all-inclusive space includes, panel talks, exhibitions, a lighting studio and a podcast studio to find inspiration. Located on the ground floor of Social Distrikt at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, this venue will ensure your creative juices are flowing.

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Rove Hotels

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Whether you are a budding or established podcaster or an entrepreneur looking for new ways to promote your business, this space is for you. Situated at Rove Downtown, the Rove Podcast Studio is self-service and can accommodate a maximum of 4 Rovers per session. With podcast-ready hardware, a super cool and inspiring space at the heart of Downtown Dubai as well as complimentary tea and coffee to keep your creative juices flowing. The prices start at Dhs150 for 1 hour upto Dhs700 for the full day up to 12 hours.

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This creative space was launched to contribute to Dubai’s burgeoning art scene. With a range of cultural programmes, guests are invited to enjoy workshops and can record more podcasts in their studios. The studio rental prices start from Dhs180 per person and take place from 10am to 10pm. Located at Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Boulevard Crescent, this progressive art space is a must-visit. Guests also have access to the creative library, podcast room and a café.

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Warehouse Four


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Those who want to record or make their shows can visit this impressive podcast studio with a maximum of three guests. It comes with four microphones, headphones and a mixer, with the option for additional mics for an extra fee. Plus professional help is always at hand if you encounter any technical difficulties with the studio open from 9am to 5pm. Located in Al Quoz, this state-of-the-art studio is a must-visit.

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Dubai Podcast Studio

As the perfect space for podcasters, this professional studio ensures all recordings are done at ease with minimum effort. The studio is equipped with the latest audio and video technology to ensure that your podcast recordings are of the highest quality. Located at Tamani Arts Building, Business Bay, prices for the session start at Dhs450 for 1 hour along with an audio recording with the operator.

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