Located in the city’s remarkable Design District(a space designed specifically for creatives in mind), the D3 co-working space has been designed specifically for ambitious start-ups in mind. You can book studios or rent work hubs from a daily, monthly, or even annual basis. Costs cover everything from amenities, a pantry stocked with all the necessities (read: coffee), and access to the district’s well known quirky communal spaces.
Whether you’re a freelancer looking for a space to focus or an entrepreneur with plans to execute, the Impact Hub’s industrial space primes you for productivity. The space includes such much-required amenities as a sofa-bed (and which one of us has not benefited from the wonders of a power nap?), a PlayStation (same for a successful round of Call of Duty), and complimentary coffee.
The first 1176 was founded in Washington DC, and if you click on through to their homepage, pretty impressive photos of Barack Obama and Richard Branson greet you to let you innovation and entrepreneurship are top priorities for this space. The office in Dubai is incredible not just because of how wonderful the space itself is, but also because it provides access to a mentorship network and has close ties with the creative-tech arm of the Dubai Government. If you’re a budding start-up looking for a kick-start, there’s no better place.
If you like your offices to come with built in pep talks, then the cheery Astrolabs space with its emblazoned ‘Make it Happen’ plastered on the wall is place for you. Made specifically with tech start-ups in mind, it has a unbeatable community feel. Famous partnerships with IBM and Google For Entrepreneurs also allow for success to be front
Located right on top of the Impact Hub, The Bureau’s day passes are super convenient for if you know you’re going to need a temporary space to get some high priority work done. They’re also big on community feel, so if you’re looking for a space where you can get support setting up your business or get advice from peers, this might be the place to do it. Depending on the type of membership you get, you can also get access to other locations across the city.
The incubator responsible for companies as big as TripAdvisor in Dubai, the Cribb is located in AL Quoz and achieves the perfect balance of community and productivity-driven workspace. It is sectioned off into two separate spaces: ‘The Cantina’, which is free for all and boasts some excellent coffee, and then splits off into meeting rooms and workspaces that you can book separately. This is what we call a win-win.
Located in Dubai’s super trendy Al Serkal Avenue, this beautifully done up space is totally free to use (save for the truly wonderful coffee you’re unlikely to be able to resist), and has a community library and multiple levels to lend to its large and light feel. It’s a rarity to find a space that is affordable and so considerately designed in Dubai, so this is one to visit no matter what kind of work you’re doing.
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