A guide to coworking spaces in Dubai

The coolest coworking spaces that you will find around the city

29 May 2019, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides

A guide to coworking spaces in Dubai

Dubai offers a wide number of alternative working spaces to cater to the entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and digital nomads, who do not want to remain confined between the four walls of an office. There are a number of coworking spaces that the city has on offer. They offer a creative space, a collaborative platform and other amenities that one would require to work. 

Let's have a look at the coolest coworking spaces that Dubai hosts.

1. Nasab by KOA

Nasab is a coworking space hosted by KOA Canvas. The elegant space can only be accessed by its members and its membership comes in different packages with different price tags. The club features elegant aesthetics and facilities like a gym, two swimming pools, private offices, a library and three food and drink outlets. The club is spread over three levels and hosts a large, open-plan room that resembles a modern-day library. Nasab also offers sprawling communal tables that are separated with well-curated bookshelves. There are also bespoke meeting rooms, each featuring different vibes.

Membership of Nasab is free for residents of KOA Canvas. The development features 70 residences across two buildings and features homes that come in 41 unique layouts that are ideally designed for the new generation. 

2. UNA

Located at Town Square in Al Barsha, UNA hosts licensed coworking spaces that are complemented with amenities like welcome lobbies, wifi, reading area, meeting rooms, entertainment and recreational areas, business centre, swimming pool, gymnasium, retail stores, restaurants, cafes, a supermarket and laundry & cleaning service. They also come with landscaped areas and offer a range of outdoor recreational facilities. 

3. NEST

One of the best coworking spaces in Dubai, Nest is located in Barsha Heights. It is one of first fully-integrated coworking space in the world that is located within an international branded hotel. Ideal for modern workers, Nest offers a comfortable and relaxing working space. It features facilities that include free valet parking, option to choose between comfortable chairs and traditional desks, unlimited coffee, snack bar and discount on food and beverages. Membership of Nest comes in different packages and one can choose the one that suits his requirement. 

4. astrolabs

Located in Cluster R of the waterfront community of Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), AstroLabs is a coworking space on one hand and a learning academy on the other. The space is opened round the clock and is located in a parkside retail space and receives a lot of natural light. The fully equipped coworking space offers fast wifi and free printing supplies, coffee as well as snacks. They also have bookable meeting rooms, casual cafe, training/events venue, device lab to test apps and also a shower.

The academy that AstroLabs hosts offer specialised courses and training workshops that are designed to help entrepreneurs and startups in the tech industry.

5. impact hub

Located in the vibrant Downtown Dubai, Impact Hub features a vibrant coworking space that hosts workshops, events, networking and innovation labs. An ideal place for those who like to work for extended hours, they also offer sofa-beds. Besides cook desks, Impact Hub also features complimentary coffee and a PlayStation. Members can also enjoy access to Impact's 92 branches that they host globally.

6. Re:urban district

A perfect platform for creative individuals, Re:Urban Studio in Dubai Design District helps them create ideas and connect with people. The creative coworking space features private office spaces, meeting rooms, group seating, individual work stations and good coffee. An ideal option for those working in fashion, digital and media industries, Re:Urban Studio features flexible membership as well as daily passes. They also have on offer design-related workshops and courses that are relevant for students as well as professionals.

7. A4 Space

Located in Alserkal Avenue, A4 Hub is a coworking community that can be used by the public free of cost. It is a multi-purpose space and features a cinema room, a library, a dedicated workspace on the mezzanine floor and also a cafe. It is a suitable venue for corporate events, product launches, brainstorming sessions, board meetings, teambuilding events, workshops, car launches, press days, private lunches/ dinners, presentation or screenings.

8. our space

Our Space is located right above the Lamborghini showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The multi-purpose space has been created with nature and wellness in mind and features a blend of wood, vines and living green walls. They offer on-site IT support, guest pass and virtual PA service, besides free yoga, healthy food by the award-winning Bystro team, along with an in-house massage therapist.