about Us

Maktabi – Creative Office Spaces was founded on the ethos that community is important. Specifically, that the creative community is important. A space that values privacy, while encouraging collaboration and exchange. You can have your own, fully-furnished private office starting today.

Belonging to Orient for Film and Theatre Productions, this project is heavily informed by the arts. But Maktabi goes beyond our mother company’s world of arts and culture, welcoming individuals and organizations working in the creative sector at large. Fashion, film, theater, advertising, journalism, architecture, music, design; the list is long and wide. Our aim is to create a vibrant and eclectic community within Maktabi. One that compliments, challenges, and supports each other.  

Maktabi’s location is central and iconic. We are located in Downtown Cairo in El Shourbagy building, built 110 years ago. This makes it easy for you to get to your meetings in the 6th of October, New Cairo, and everywhere in between. But don’t be intimidated by Downtown’s infamous lack of parking spots; we know the area well and where its hidden parking garages are. 

We mean it when we say we’re creative office spaces. The workspaces are designed by different interior designers to give each a unique identity. Along with a fully-furnished office, your long-term rental package is all-inclusive, with commitment being flexible. You can rent a space for a month, or for a year. Leave the design and management of your office to us. All you have to do is come in with passion and a goal.

Beyond our primary function of offering private offices for long-term rental, Maktabi’s aim is to nurture the different nooks and crannies of the creative community. Stay tuned for our workshops program launching in 2021, right out of our meeting room.

services

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Fully Furnished & Decorated Private Office

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Daily Cleaning

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High Speed Internet

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24 Hour Access

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12 Meeting Room Hours Per Month

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Utilities: Phone Landlines, Electricity, & Water

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Printer & Scanner Available Upon Request

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Kitchen Access

Staff

Yasmeen Fahim

Project Manager

abdo hassan

office assistant

Ahmed El Attar

General Manager

Ahmed Nagy

Chief Financial officer

Sarah Fahmi

Marketing Manager

Basma Hamed

PR Manager

Engy Ahmed

Website Designer

About Orient Productions

Orient for Film and Theatre Productions is a Cairo-based private production company. Its mission is to develop quality projects in the fields of entertainment, arts and culture with the involvement of artists from Egypt, the Arab world and beyond. Founded in 2007, it has developed a huge body of experience in hosting events that showcase innovative work in these fields.

The organisational structure of Orient Productions encompasses The Temple Independent Theatre Company. Founded in 1993, it presents the artistic work of Ahmed El Attar to a local and international audience. Orient Productions also oversees the Studio Emad Eddin. Unique within the Arab world, it has been providing rehearsal spaces to independent Egyptian troupes and artists since 2005. The latest edition to the group is Maktabi Creative Office Spaces, which provides private offices in the heart of Downtown Cairo for creatives in need of a long-term work space.

Orient Productions provides a variety of services related to event planning and organisation, including marketing, PR, production, stage management and front of house coordination. Orient Productions takes pride in handling a project’s complete journey from concept to realisation with an unremitting attention to detail that ensures high quality, successful events.

Since 2012, Orient Productions has been organising the annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), the biggest multidisciplinary festival of its kind in Egypt.