COMMUNITY

Who is this for? We’re building a vibrant tech hub to support the most innovative technology-driven startups. The entrepreneurs that form our community think big and bring a collaborative attitude to the table. We’re looking for startups with the potential to scale and have the biggest impact on the region and beyond.

AstroLabs Dubai members are:

International Startups that are ready to tap into the MENA markets and beyond

Local Startups who want to get their companies set up and take things to the next level

Entrepreneurs who are working on cool concepts and want to be surrounded by like-minded people

See the full list AstroLabs Members

For our licensed packages, we typically look for teams of at least two people with a live or fully developed product. Individual entrepreneurs or startups at the idea stage are still welcome to apply for a Monthly+Shared seat, with the option to upgrade to a licensed package once they grow.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Fresha.com is an online marketplace for beauty and wellness services. We make appointment bookings easy for customers, and help service providers grow sales.

Why AstroLabs Dubai? With an impressive co-working space, Google affiliation and simplified company registration, Astrolabs was the obvious choice for Fresha.com.

Nick MillerCo-Founder - Fresha.com

MAGNiTT is a new online and mobile pitching platform connecting MBA Entrepreneurs and Strategic Investors to find the perfect match.

Why AstroLabs? The startup community in the UAE is exploding and AstroLabs lets MAGNiTT challenge its norms and preconceived perceptions of the Tech environment. Being around other Tech startup founders and mentors will allow MAGNiTT to explore new opportunities it otherwise wouldn’t with immediate feedback. Can’t wait to get going!

Philip BahoshyFounder - MAGNiTT

Justmop.com is the Middle East’s first online on-demand platform that connects individuals looking for house cleaning services with top quality & pre-screened professionals.

Why AstroLabs? Astrolabs has always been there for us whenever we needed any type of resources from company incorporation to mentorship to even providing free tickets to renowned startup conference. Justmop.com has now become a multinational growth-stage company and having started at Astrolabs helped us avoid many of the challenges and pitfalls that many startups face. Astrolabs has been one of the major pillars for our growth from a small business to a successfully scaling company.
Kerem KuyucuCo-Founder - JustMop

nGageU aspires to be an epic mobile apps publisher, building its own brands directly to the users living in a specific location. nGageU is walking the steps of its passionate vision starting off with its first mobile platform, SnapCafe. SnapCafe will be rolled out to cafes and restaurants concerned with continuously elevating the levels of customer satisfaction through better service.

Why AstroLabs Dubai? Astrolabs to nGageU was a breath of fresh air that solidly supports tech startups out of understanding rather than just facilities. Very few really understand what tech startups look for in order to take their dreams to the next level, and Astrolabs simply nailed it from every angle.

Mohamed AliCo-Founder - nGageU
Visage is a Recruiter who sends Video Interviews. Visage leverages on the power of video interviewing and social media to revolutionise the Talent Acquisition process.
Why AstroLabs Dubai? It took us only a couple of weeks to secure our trade license thanks to the support of Astrolabs. We are now able to trade and are looking forward to moving to Astrolabs coworking space.
Joss LeufrancoisChief Executive – Visage.ae

LICENSE

A DMCC Free Zone license is included in “Licensed” membership packages for your entire first year, with no upfront costs. 

Save up to 45,000 AED!
*Includes cost of a flexi-desk

We’re waiving ALL upfront license fees in Year One and connecting you with a dedicated point of contact at the DMCC to fast track the registration process!  In Year Two, you’ll pay licensing fees directly to the DMCC, but we’ll include a free Address Change whenever you graduate from our space.

Hit the Ground Running 

A company license allows you to set up your company in the DMCC Free Zone of Dubai, open a bank account, register for residency visas, etc. all without a local sponsor. The cost of residency visas are not included in AstroLabs packages, but you’ll be able to register for up to 5 three-year visas under a single company license.

Tax-Free

Setting up in a Free Zone means you can operate in Dubai at 0% corporate and personal tax, while maintaining 100% foreign ownership.

Access Emerging Markets 

Dubai is the ideal launch pad to access emerging markets given the ease of doing business and proximity to other countries. Plus it’s a great place for tech startups as the GCC market features the highest smartphone penetration and highest per capita rates of digital video consumption globally.

2 BILLION PEOPLE, 4 ½ HOURS

DMCC

GOOGLE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

After supporting our Scaling Online Startups (SOS) Programs for hundreds of startups throughout the region, Google for Entrepreneurs is now partnering with us to launch the first Google Partnered Tech Hub in the Middle East & North Africa. As a member, you can tap into Google’s global network of coworking spaces and subject matter experts.  

    • Passport Program allows you to access over 20 Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) Tech Hubs globally
    • Mobile Device Development Lab in-house to experiment with changes to your mobile app and see them displayed across multiple screens in real time
    • Link to Google’s Dubai Office with mentorship, office hours, and educational programming
    • Network of GFE Partners to learn from and collaborate with
    • Silicon Valley Blackbox Connect offers a chance to link to resources and funding in the US
Google Tech Hub

ENVIRONMENT

Our space was designed with the entrepreneur in mind, incorporating detailed feedback from top coworking spaces around the world. We’re located in the heart of new Dubai right on the JLT park (get directions).

The AstroLabs Dubai Tech Hub

  • 6,500 square feet designed and built for entrepreneurs
  • 24/7 workspace with high-speed internet and tons of natural sunlight
  • “Coding cave” quiet area for serious programming and multiple-screen set up
  • Device Lab co-designed with Google for mobile app development
  • Training room featuring AstroLabs Academy programming in Analytics, AdWords, UX/UI design, digital marketing, programming, etc.
  • Just 5 minutes from the Dubai Marina (Damac Properties) metro stop, with parking nearby
  • Retail level space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking JLT park and local restaurants

SUPPORT

It starts with the AstroLabs team, but we’re also bringing you support from our world-class network of local and international mentors

  • 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 Local VC Partners for funding support
  • Network of GFE Partners to learn from and collaborate with
  • Regional Incubator/Accelerator Partners to support you as you scale in the MENA region

AFFORDABLE

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 member
2,500 AED monthly
  • License with 1-year commitment & account manager to support along the setup process
  • 24/7 Access, High Speed Internet, Printing, Supplies & other perks
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  • Google For Entrepreneurs Tech Hub passport program
  • $5k Amazon Web Services Credit, legal and accounting clinics and more!
Community member
1,500 AED monthly
  • Monthly contract with option to upgrade to licensed membership
  • 24/7 Access, High Speed Internet, Printing, Supplies & other perks
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  • Google For Entrepreneurs Tech Hub passport program
  • $5k Amazon Web Services Credit, legal and accounting clinics and more!
Moonlighter
750 AED monthly
  • Monthly contract with option to upgrade to licensed membership
  • Nights & Weekends access to the space
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  • Google For Entrepreneurs Tech Hub passport program
  • $5k Amazon Web Services Credit, legal and accounting clinics and more!

For a licensed membership, you can apply directly through F6S as well!

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