The Opportunity
If your tech-driven company is planning to expand internationally and you are considering Dubai, this program is a perfect opportunity to explore market entry firsthand.
Dubai is the perfect city to expand to the emerging markets. 2 Billion people live within a 4-hour flight of this bustling business hub. It is one of the safest cities in the world, with a great quality of life, and a business-friendly environment. All reasons why the majority of Fortune 500 companies have based their regional headquarters here. We invite you to come see for yourself.
Learn more about our Dubai Company Setup and our Dubai Coworking Space

The Program
We have designed a two-day agenda on the market opportunity, challenges, and key considerations when establishing yourself locally. Interact with other companies from around the world who are now in Dubai, meet investors, and hear from local leaders in the technology industry to get your questions answered.

Selected companies are invited to attend the program free of charge and we will assist with discounts on nearby accommodations. Due to limited seats please fill out the online application below for your chance to join our next cohort. The next program dates will be announced soon.


    Day 1
    Morning: Overview of the MENA market opportunity, challenges, and key trends (Guest speaker from Google Dubai)
    Mid-day: Case studies with founders of companies that successfully expanded from other markets to Dubai
    Afternoon: Discussion on company setup options and open Q&A on establishment logistics (Guest speaker from DMCC Free Zone)
    Evening: Social mixer with AstroLabs Community and Mentors

    Day 2

    Morning: Venture Capital Landscape in MENA (Guest from leading local VC fund)
    Mid-day: Lunch and discussion with AstroLabs team on next steps and any assistance we can provide
    Afternoon: Free time to set up business development meetings (AstroLabs can help facilitate some introductions wherever possible and meetings can be held at AstroLabs Dubai)
    You are welcome to use the AstroLabs Dubai coworking space for the entire week, free of charge.

    AstroLabs Dubai is the region’s premier coworking space for tech-enabled companies. Our mission is to create a thriving technology ecosystem in the MENA region. We help companies set up a presence in Dubai and provide a platform for them to scale globally.

    • Start working on day one in a purpose-built 24×7 coworking and shared office space.
    • Includes meeting rooms, training facility, community cafe, relaxation room, a device lab and even a shower.
    • Free printing, office supplies and coffee to fuel your team
    • Prime parkside location near metro station and Dubai Marina – 5 mins from the beach!

    Learn more at AstroLabs Dubai about joining our curated community of over 100 tech startups making things happen!


    We offer fast & affordable company licensing. AstroLabs licensed memberships include your company’s incorporation in Dubai, in the region’s largest and fastest growing free zone, the DMCC.
    • Save over $12,000 in upfront fees with a subsidized UAE business license
    • 100% foreign ownership, 0% tax and no minimum share capital requirement
    • Pay one all-inclusive monthly membership fee based on the size of your team
    • Immediately sponsor local residency visas for your employees


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Past Program Testimonials

The program was of significant value to me, I was able to connect with Roland and Louis and tell them our developments and next steps for setting up shop in Dubai.

Louaie El RowidiFounder & CEOCabture
The MENA funding and VC ecosystem was very informative and without any vanity attached, which gives a real view and perspective of whats going on behind all the noise! As always, AstroLabs and the teams, efforts are always well appreciated and add value to the small growing entrepreneur community in the locality. Thank You.
Umer AnwarFounderQuest 360

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