HotDesk plans expansion into Saudi Arabia
Hotdesk, the Dubai-based on-demand workspace booking platform plans to expand into the Saudi Arabia, following a year of growth and acceleration in the UAE and Egypt which saw the company grow to over 10,000+ monthly bookings in less than 12 months since its inception.
Hotdesk’s sights within the region are fixed on its next immediate launch in Saudi Arabian cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman that are emerging local ‘hubs’ for co-working, company growth and talent. With Saudi women now comprising 34 percent of the workforce according to recent figures, and unemployment rates at their lowest in over 20 years, Saudi Arabia represents a natural move for the business which provides alternative working models for the digitally connected.
Hotdesk’s on-demand service for booking desks, meeting rooms and offices by the hour, day or month or year will support this ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, by enabling business travellers and local companies alike to access a wide range of workspaces on demand.
Coining the term ‘work 3.0’, Mohamed Khaled, co-Founder and CEO of Hotdesk, said, “In a pre-pandemic world, it was 100 percent work from the office, no thought needed. During the pandemic, it was 100 percent work from home - where we witnessed new technologies to enable remote work. Now, we are in the twilight zone of hybrid “Work 3.0”, where different people, countries, companies, and jobs will require us to tap into the full real estate spectrum of office, home, and co-working spaces on-demand. Hybrid work needs new, innovative technologies to come to life. This is what we are continuously building at Hotdesk”.
Hotdesk was among the first tech startups incorporated at Dubai International Financial Centre. The company has since brought on talent from Careem, Uber, Swvl, and Google as it looks to harness the brightest minds to support its strong growth ambitions.