Businesses across the globe have adopted coworking spaces due to their cost-effectiveness and collaboration benefits. Such spaces are especially popular among small businesses that have yet to obtain a dedicated office for their operations.
If you have recently started a business in the UAE’s free zones, you might be wondering about coworking spaces in the area. In this guide, we will go over everything you need to know about getting a coworking space in the UAE Free Zone.
One of the advantages of owning a business in the UAE Free Zone is that you don’t actually need an office to run your operations. However, many businesses may still need a workspace where employees can gather and perform day-to-day activities.
This is where coworking spaces come in. Such spaces are open to anyone that is performing legal business activities and is willing to abide by the space’s rule.
Some considerations to keep in mind when choosing between coworking spaces in UAE Free Zones include:
Your coworking space’s location is incredibly important as it will impact the ease with which your employees can reach it. If you choose a space that is too far from residential areas, your employees will take a long time getting to and returning from work each day. This can also lead to higher transportation costs, which may discourage employees from working for your business.
Your coworking space should also be a sufficient size that doesn’t restrict your activities. For example, the space should be large enough to accommodate all your computers and other equipment.
It is also vital for the space not to feel overcrowded due to other businesses using it. A large coworking space might end up being unsuitable if employees from five or six other businesses are using it alongside yours.
A good coworking space will also have efficient management. This includes on-site staff that can help you and your employees with issues related to the internet or utilities.
It can be difficult to learn about a coworking space’s management quality beforehand, so it is important to look up reviews before choosing the space.
Coworking spaces vary greatly in price, depending on their location, luxury level, and services. A coworking space located in a luxurious part of the Free Zone and with a nice view will cost far more to rent than a less-luxurious-looking coworking space near the ground floor.
In this situation, you need to consider your budget and determine which features are absolutely necessary for your business and choose a space accordingly.
The Bureau, Building 6, Gold & Diamond Park, Dubai, UAE, Tel: (0)54 583 3397, @thebureauae
Nasab, Koa Canvas, Wadi Al Safa 3, Dubai, from Dhs140 per day. nasabdubai.com
Warehouse 4, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 10am to 7pm, Sat to Thur, free. Tel: (050) 5569797. alserkal.online
Modern Working, The Opus, Business Bay, open 24/7. modernworking.ae
Nook, One JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, from Dhs80 per day. Tel: 04 405 4100. nookwork.ae
NEST, TRYP by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, Dubai, 8am to 11pm, Dhs50 to Dhs1,499. Tel: (04) 247 6699. nestdubai.co
Letswork, various locations, Dubai. Tel: (04) 245 5354. letswork.io
Witwork, various locations around the UAE, Dhs25 to Dhs666. Tel: (050) 622 7614. witwork.co
WrkBay by Ayana Holding, Za’abeel Road, Dubai, UAE, Mon to Fri, 9am to 7pm, from Dhs45. wrkbay.com
If you’re eager to learn more about coworking spaces in UAE Free Zones, please contact Capatt Services. Our consultants are familiar with the different hurdles that businesses face in UAE Free Zones and can guide you in obtaining a suitable co-working space for your business needs.