5 Office Fit Out Trends 2023 for Workspace Development in Dubai

5 Office Fit Out Trends 2023 for Workspace Development in Dubai

GCC countries are growing into some of the largest commercial hubs, the UAE in particular. As technology fosters innovation it’s unsurprising to see all sectors being affected, including office design. Keeping your workplace at the cutting edge of development is one way of enticing and retaining employees, so let’s take a look at some of the latest office fit out trends

Top Office Interior Fit Out Trends to Consider Whilst Developing Your Office Space

In 2023, many organisations are ready to welcome employees back to the office, at least in some sort of hybrid model. We are here with the latest commercial fit out trends you can explore when looking at developing or revamping your new office space. Let’s get started:

Things to consider when developing your office space

Automation and Connectivity

One of the first things to consider is transforming your workspace into a smart office space. Smart office means embracing digital technologies, from video conferencing amenities to docking stations to sensors, smart lighting and much more. All these things improve overall communication, efficiency and productivity while facilitating collaboration among employees in real time, whether in the office or working from home. 

Open And Collaborative Office Space

Open or less compartmentalised workspace, such as shared office space and tables, break rooms, communal rooms, lounge seating areas, and open floor plans, bring more opportunities for staff to engage and collaborate whilst simultaneously fostering teamwork. 

However, make sure you plan for dedicated quiet zones for those who need to concentrate. You could also consider adding in beanbags and standing desks for those that wanted them. It’s not for everyone, but sometimes good to have the choice. 

Natural Light And Outdoor Spaces

Workspace Development in Dubai

The growth and success of your business is dependent on the team you put together. Their well being and health is of the utmost importance as an employer and the office space has a direct impact on that. As a direct result of this, including outdoor spaces and natural lights in office fit out plans is trending these days in Dubai and beyond. Here’s some options to consider;

  • Adding large windows

  • Offering outdoor spaces with comfortable seating, desks and power for staff to work from

  • Creating an outdoor social space for down time

  • Adding an outdoor terrace garden and plants as design elements

  • If outdoor space is not feasible add plants and greenery to the indoor spaces (see biophilic design below)

Adding natural light and outdoor space to your office spaces can promote employees' morale, well-being and productivity.

Incorporate Biophilic Design

As we spend more and more time indoors, the drive to spend time outdoors increases. But what if you can bring some of the outdoors to your office space? It’s possible with biophilic design! It can have a dramatically positive impact on your workspace, improving the overall health and well being of your employees. For example:

  • Softer lighting and natural light with bigger windows

  • Water features

  • Plants and natural materials

  • Natural colour palettes

  • Room dividers and living walls

The benefits of integrating some of the above are to enhance the overall working environment whereby employees get some of the benefits of being outside, whilst at the office. The presence of nature improves air quality and mood, which can help our teams be more productive. Also helps them feel good! 

Resimericial Design

Blending residential and commercial development aspects is a big trend in office fit out right now. For instance, there has to be blazing fast Wi-Fi, a kitchenette and coffee machines, but also coupled with natural lighting, inviting colours, artwork on the walls, and ergonomic seating. Overall, this Resimercial blend can promote a positive work environment by enhancing comfort and boosting productivity.

In Conclusion

This is by no means a comprehensive list but a snapshot of some of the things to consider when looking at your office fit out ideas. It can be challenging finding the most suitable contractor for your office fit out job. So if you need any help with any aspect of your office fit out, don’t hesitate to visit our site so we can put you in contact with the best office fit out companies in Dubai.

At Contractors Direct, we have pre qualified interior designers and contractors perfect for your specific job! Just tell us about your project, and we will help connect you with the most appropriate contractor for your requirement. We have a strict qualification process for contractors on our portal; they have to have at least two years of experience in providing office fit out services in the UAE, a valid business licence and a portfolio of successful projects as a reference, some of which we physically visit.

Head to our site, fill out the form and click ‘Search’ - our system will pick a number of suitable contractors and one of our specialist will give you a quick call to ensure we have all the correct details for your project. We also have a useful fitout cost calculator to help you gain an accurate idea of how much your project will cost. 

Super simple. So why wait? Click here to tell us about your project and calculate your estimated cost now!