Dubai Marina is getting more coffee, more smoothies, and more squats…

A fan of Tom & Serg’s Mall of the Emirates spot Common Grounds? Well, a second one is opening in Dubai this month – and at The Beach JBR.

The cafe will actually be inside a new gym – The Warehouse Gym – which is opening in January. There’s already a very popular Warehouse Gym on Umm Suqeim Road in Al Quoz, and they have a small outdoor training spot on The Beach too.

The Common Grounds at JBR will be smaller than the Mall of the Emirates spot and will feature a condensed menu with grab-and-go dishes and drinks – think bowls, salads and smoothies. And there will be coffee, of course (this will be the second place in Dubai Marina where you can get a good flat white – read our full list of the city’s best coffee here).

The Warehouse Gym will be close to The Beach’s underground parking, and will feature group classes like CrossFit, Yoga, TRX and Olympic lifting.

There will also be an Akin Barber & Shop inside the gym for those lads who want an Instagram-friendly shave (personally, we still love Dubai’s cheap-and-cheerful ‘saloons’).

With Muchachas in Jumeirah 2 recently opening, this new Common Grounds will be Tom Arnel & Sergio Lopez’s sixth outlet in the city, after Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us, Common Grounds MOE and Brunswick Sports Club. Plus, word is, they have a Southeast Asian restaurant opening up soon called Uncle Jheff. Where it will be and when it will be ready, we’re not yet sure, but we’ll keep you updated.

Here’s a glimpse of the new gym’s exterior (which you can see is right in the thick of The Beach JBR)… warehouse-gym

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