Is Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 the right place for you to set-up business? We look at what it has to offer for start-up businesses
Where is it?: Just off Abu Dhabi’s eastern ring road, next to Khalifa Park and Al Bateen Executive Airport. There are also studios and other facilities next to Abu Dhabi’s National Theatre.
What’s it like?: This free zone is designed for media and entertainment companies, with facilities to help the development of all its businesses. Split across two campuses, there are various property types to house companies of different shapes and sizes.
Where’s the best bit?: It’s all good. No matter where you are you’ll be part of a collaborative community which looks to work together.
What sort of businesses are there?: Mainly media and entertainment, including film, broadcast, music, digital media, events, gaming, publishing and more.
How do I get a spot?: There’s a five-step guide to setting up on twofour54’s website.
What’s the downside?: If you’re working with partners in Dubai, you’ll be clocking up a lot of miles on the road.
What’s the upside?: There’s a great community feel, and twofour54 as a company can help you through the start-up process as well as finding good contacts, opportunities and support.
What else should I know?: twofour54’s partners have included BBC, CNN, Sky News Arabia, as well as many of the biggest local media brands such as Abu Dhabi Media Company.
Top tip: Book in a meeting with the business development team to talk through you plans.