Shelter: Zip through the glass doors of this barn-like concept space and you’ll feel as though you’ve been teleported to somewhere in design-savvy Scandinavia. The rustic-style wooden walls and grid-like bookshelf give the place an earthy feel, while the intelligently designed chairs, tables and community kitchen are quintessentially European. The sleek setting is a perfect place for you to brainstorm or pen the final act of your screenplay. Street 8. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 9040).