Oh coffee, what would we do without you?

In case you didn’t know, Tuesday October 1 is International Coffee Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with free coffee. Whether you’re a straight up espresso fan, or lattes are more to your liking, here are the places in Dubai you can get free coffee on October 1.

Marks & Spencer

From Sunday September 29 to Tuesday October 1, Marks and Spencer will be offering free coffee to the first 400 customers in it’s cafes. You’ll be able to get your hands on one at Dubai Festival City, Dubai Marina Walk, Ibn Battuta Mall and Spring Souk. Make sure to bring your reusable cup to get Dhs2 off their fairtrade coffee range.

Marks and Spencer, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Marina Walk, Ibn Battuta Mall or Spring Souk, Sunday Sept 29 to Tues Oct 1. marksandspencerme.com


Homegrown healthy eating hotspot, Flow, is marking International Coffee Day by giving away it’s first 100 cups of coffee for free between 8am and 10am on Tuesday October 1. Customers unable to make it down to Flow by 10am can still take advantage of a Dhs2 discount and free refill upon purchase of a reusable coffee cup.

Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 8am to 10am, Tuesday October 1. Tel: 04 319 8767. flowdubai.com


Typica Speciality Café recently opened in Jumeirah, serving up a variety of unique coffee blends from around the world. Between 8am and 11am on Tuesday October 1, they will be giving away free cups of coffee, and giving a percentage of proceeds from the day to their farmer’s estates.

Typica Speciality Cafe, Umm Sequiem 2, Jumeirah, Sun to Thurs 8am to 10pm, Fri 10am to 11pm, Sat 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 284 8422. typicauae.com


Ground floor coffee shop, Grounded, found in Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, is offering complimentary espressos to anyone who visits on Tuesday October 1. There’s no purchase necessary but the coffees are limited to one per customer.

Grounded, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Business Bay, Tuesday October 1, 7am to 10pm, free. Tel: (04) 512 5588. marriott.com


Chic patisserie Gourmandises is offering a free coffee to everyone on Tuesday October 1, at their Le Méridien Dubai Hotel branch. While you’re there, we recommend treating yourself to one of their delicious pastries.

Gourmandises, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Al Garhoud, Tuesday October 1, 7.30am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 702 2455. marriott.com

Park House

Park House is celebrating International Coffee Day by giving away free coffee at their Nessnass Beach location. Customers who visit the Jumeirah 3 location between 7am to 9pm will receive a free coffee to enjoy inside, or for takeaway.

Park House, Nessnass Beach, Jumeirah 3, Tuesday October 1, 7am to 9pm. Tel: (056) 525 7485. parkhouse.ae

London Dairy Bistro

International Coffee Day falls in line with the opening of London Dairy’s newest bistro in DIFC. From Sunday September 29 to Thursday October 3, the coffee shop will have a giant takeaway cup out on display in DIFC. If you can find it, you’ll get a free espresso-based coffee or signature ice coffee.

London Dairy Bistro, Gate Precinct Building 4, Podium LEVEL, DIFC, Sun Sept 29 to Thurs Oct 3, 8am to 4pm. Tel: 04 359 7334 www.londondairycafe.com

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

If you’re passing through Mall of Emirates on Tuesday, make sure you check out the Sheraton Hotel where you’ll be able to get a free coffee. You’ll find your complimentary cup at Link Cafe, which is on level 5 of the hotel. All you need to do to get your free cup is purchase an item from the food counter.

Link Cafe, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Tuesday Oct 1. marriott.com

Counter Culture Cafe

If you’re strolling through Dubai Marina, check out Counter Culture Cafe who have buy-one-get-one-free on coffee from Sunday September 29 and Monday September 30. Also if you head there on Tuesday October 1, you’ll get a complimentary coffee.

Counter Culture Cafe, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, Sun Sept 29 to Tues Oct 1, 11am to 11pm. marriottharbourdubaidining.com

Studio One Hotel

Studio One Hotel is offering free coffee from Coffee Planet throughout the day on Tuesday October 1. Drop by the hotel to pick up your complimentary cup.

Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Tuesday October 1. Tel: (800) 788 346. studioonehotel.com

Vida Hotels

Origins at Vida Emirates Hills, 3in1 at Vida Downtown and Courtyard at Vida Creek Harbour are all giving away complimentary coffee on Tuesday throughout the day. Each customer is entitled to one free coffee.

Origins at Vida Emirates Hills, 3in1 at Vida Downtown and Courtyard at Vida Creek Harbour, Tuesday October 1. vidahotels.com

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