Join our community of 100+ companies from around the world at the region’s first Google-partnered Tech Hub.
Joining AstroLabs gives you immediate access to a powerful business network of 100+ tech-driven companies led by people who are genuinely interested in supporting others.
Our 24/7 Parkside and Lakeside locations are designed with startups in mind: unlimited coffee, bookable meeting rooms, access to mentors, regular social events, and more…
We support ventures establishing in Dubai with 100% foreign-owned entity formation at the DMCC Free Zone. Benefit from a subsidized license included in our membership package, and hit the ground running.
AstroLabs is the launchpad of choice for global ventures expanding to Dubai as well as local entrepreneurs establishing new startups.
Our motto is “Make it Happen,” and we bring together people who live and breathe that mindset. AstroLabs Dubai coworking community members are incredibly diverse, hailing from over 50 countries, but they are all here to learn from each other and offer a supporting hand.
We take building a high quality, collaborative community seriously and interview all applicants before accepting them into the community. We look for companies that have scalable potential led by people who are genuinely interested in supporting others.
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You’ll be assigned a single point of contact from the DMCC, who will support with templates, and manage your company registration process through an online portal.
Our Licensed Membership package makes it extremely affordable to get your free zone license, and our monthly payment structure reduces your initial investment.
Our partner, the DMCC, has been rated the #1 free zone in the world for five years in a row by the Financial Times. Establish a 100% foreign-owned company with 0% corporate tax.
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Expert mentor network
Free meet-ups onsite weekly
Regular member social events
Access to 40+ partner hubs when traveling
Access to Stripe Atlas Network: Easy setup of a US entity and bank account
Access to exclusive invites to Google Demo Days
Members-only chat platform
Cloud Credits: Up to $120K from IBM, $100k from Google, and $5K from AWS
Free accounting consultation
Free legal consultation session
Discounts to AstroLabs Academy courses
Discounted health insurance packages
Discounted virtual telephony services
Discounted payment gateway services
90% Scholarship to HubSpot’s Marketing and Sales Software (savings of $17K)
Member discounts at partner retailers, restaurants, and gyms
Exclusive member-only rates from nearby hotels
Annual contract includes DMCC Free Zone trade license and ability to sponsor UAE residencies for your team
✓ Add’l members AED 2,000 / mon✓ Designed for teams of 2+, single member
premium of AED 1,000 applies
Designed for teams of 2+, single member premium of AED 1,000 applies
Flexible month-to-month contract with the option to upgrade to Licensed Membership
Space access during nights and weekends with high speed internet
Contact us for exclusive discounts for multiple desks Schedule a visit Schedule a visit or call us at: +971 4 454 1159
We currently host more than 130 companies from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from single-founder startups to the international expansion teams of multinational corporations. Companies at AstroLabs are either tech-enabled or are innovative in nature and come from a wide range of industries, ranging from food to finance. You can check a list of our startups at astrolabs.com/members
AstroLabs currently offers three tiers of membership to serve entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey. Our “Moonlighter” nights and weekends access package at AED 750 monthly is designed for people with full time jobs but who are working on a project on the side. Our “Community Membership” tier offers 24/7 access to both Dubai spaces at AED 1,500 monthly. Finally, our most popular tier is the “Licensed Membership,” offering a subsidized DMCC Free Zone license as part of the package, starting at 3500 AED monthly. This membership tier is designed for teams of 2+, for a single member, a premium of AED 1,000 applies. All members are entitled to a wide range of community benefits (see below).
Inside our physical spaces, members have access to purpose-built coworking – either first-come first-served or reserved desks – with fast internet connectivity, ample meeting room facilitates, two member cafes with free daily coffee, tea, fruit and snacks, a multi-purpose events space for larger programs and meetings, a prayer and relaxation room, free printing and office supplies, and access to a device lab where developers can test their products on different screens. We even have a shower onsite available for members to use.
Members have access to our network of over 40 mentors, across many areas of specialization, that they can reach out to at any time. We have negotiated deals with a variety of service providers to reduce costs on everything from business card printing to professional legal support. Since all members have access to a shared messaging platform, the community itself is one of the biggest resources for support. As a Google for Startups partnered tech hub, our community has preferential access to various international and local events and competitions. We also assist our startups as they seek to raise capital by connecting them to venture capital funds and individual angel investors.
Our partnership with the DMCC Free Zone provides members with fast-tracked and subsidized business licenses, enabling companies to immediately establish local UAE residencies and company bank accounts without significant upfront capital or any minimum share capital requirements. Once the application for Licensed Membership is accepted, we will connect you to DMCC to begin the license application process. The license fee for the first year is waived by AstroLabs and you are able to apply for 5 visas with this license. The fees for the visas are separate from AstroLabs and are your own responsibility. Our dedicated Relationship Manager from DMCC guides and assists you through this process for a seamless experience. This process will take between 3 – 6 weeks. visit astrolabs.com/dubai to apply for a license.
The Google for Startups (GFS) Partner Network is a global community of about 40 best-in-class startup organizations, and AstroLabs is proud to be the first Google-partnered Tech Hub in the Middle East region. Through this partnership, AstroLabs members have access to international programs such as the Passport Program, through which they can work for free in any of the other partnered tech hubs in the world. In addition, GFS runs a wide array of programming for entrepreneurs. Members are eligible to participate in programs like Google Demo Day and GFS Exchange programs. Also, AstroLabs has several mentors from the local Google office who visit the hub regularly. Google Dubai organizes a regular series of events in partnership with AstroLabs.
Each free zone has its own requirements, conditions and services provided. Through its partnership with DMCC, AstroLabs is helping startups with a payment plan. At the initial stage when you need to setup the company but may not be able to afford the entire license amount upfront (that is up to 50k AED), AstroLabs supports by allowing startups to pay the fee on a monthly basis and waiving the license fee for the first year.
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