COMMUNITY

We are a community of entrepreneurs who work in a collaborative space, building innovative technology-driven companies.

Our motto is “Make it Happen,” and we bring together people who live and breathe that mindset. AstroLabs community members are incredibly diverse, hailing from over 50 countries, but they all are here to learn from each other and offer a supporting hand.

If you are looking for a home to set up your new venture or for the easiest way to open an international office of an existing tech company, join us.

Get to know our AstroLabs Members

THE SPACE

We are open 24/7, located in a beautiful parkside retail space with lots of natural light. The local metro/tram station is a 5 minute walk away, with ample parking available nearby.

AstroLabs Dubai is a fully stocked office with fast wifi and free printing, supplies, coffee, and snacks to fuel your team. The space is built for entrepreneurs with open plan, bookable meeting rooms, casual cafe, training/events venue, a heads-down “coding cave,” device lab to test your apps, and even a shower so that you can practically live here.

Schedule a visit to come on by to check it out!

COMPANY SETUP

We have partnered with the largest free zone in the UAE and top-ranked zone globally, DMCC, to provide our members with a unique subsidized company licensing program.

  • Waived first year company registration fees (save $12,000)
  • Fast-track company setup through single point of contact at DMCC
  • No initial capital requirements
  • Build your team with an allowance for up to 5 residency visas

WHY DUBAI?

  • Untapped Large Market: 2 billion people live witin a 4 hour flight
  • No tax: 0% corporate and 0% personal tax
  • Favorable Regulation: 100% foreign ownership and capital repatriation
  • Immediate Residency: Bring your team from around the world to the UAE

SUPPORT & PARTNERS

Members at AstroLabs get access to a range of support services and unique benefits from our core partners Google for Entrepreneurs, IBM, and DMCC.

  • AstroLabs Academy courses in Analytics, Adwords, UX/UI design, digital marketing, programming, etc.
  • On-site Office Hours with support from mentors, partners, and industry experts
  • Service Providers In-house to work with you on design, web/app development, and digital marketing while you’re building
  • Connection to Investors for funding
  • Work from 20+ partner spaces globally through GFE Passport Program
  • Access expert mentors from Google to assist with digital marketing and more
  • Test your apps across platforms at the Google Device Lab at AstroLabs
  • Set up your company for free (save $12,000 on first year costs)
  • Single point of contact at DMCC to guide startups through the government licensing process
  • Immediate approval for up to 5 UAE residencies, allowing you to quickly build your team
  • Get fueled with $120,000 worth of IBM Cloud Credit
  • Technical and Go-To-Market support to help you grow your business
  • Learn about AI and Cognitive from resident IBM experts on-site at AstroLabs

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

We realize one of the major obstacles to scaling in MENA is actually getting your company set up. At AstroLabs Dubai, we’re making the process straight-forward and affordable, with no upfront costs. Plus we don’t take any equity!

Licensed: 24/7 membership for tech companies expanding to Dubai or startups ready to apply for a license

Community: 24/7 access to our space and community to develop your project before getting licensed

Moonlighter: Nights and Weekends access to work on your ideas while keeping your day job

These packages are tailored for startups. For corporate pricing or inquiries, please email us at corporate@astrolabs.com.

Licensed member
2,500 AED monthly
  • Annual contract includes DMCC Free Zone Trade License at no cost
  • Account manager to help you establish your company
  • Sponsor up to 5 UAE residencies (2000 AED/month per add'l member)
  • 24/7 space access with high speed internet, bookable meeting rooms, printing, office supplies & coffee/snacks
  • On-site mentorship from local domain experts
  • Access 20+ Google-partnered Tech Hubs globally
  • $120,000 IBM Cloud Credit
Community member
1,500 AED monthly
  • Flexible month-to-month contract w/ option to upgrade to Licensed Membership
  • 24/7 space access with high speed internet, bookable meeting rooms, printing, office supplies & coffee/snacks
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  • Access 20+ Google-partnered Tech Hubs globally
  • $120,000 IBM Cloud Credit
Moonlighter
750 AED monthly
  • Flexible month-to-month contract w/ option to upgrade to Community Membership
  • Nights & Weekends space access, high speed internet, meeting rooms, printing, office supplies, and coffee/snacks
  • On-site mentorship from local domain experts