Revealed: Co-working spaces to check out in Dubai

Shared work spaces are becoming more popular
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With a budding start up sector, more co-working spaces are being made available to entrepreneurs at little or no cost at all. We picked four to try:
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1. AstroLabs: It’s open 24 hours, making it a cut above the rest. The tech-driven centre, a member of the Google for Entrepreneurs Hub Networks, features a quiet Coding Cave designed for programmers and a coffee boutique open to the public. Location: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster R
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2. The Cribb: It boasts an open work space area, The Bunker, with team desks and communal tables, as well as meeting rooms The Cave and The BootSpace designed for business pitches, workshops and tech meetups. It is also partially open to the public for free and includes The Cribb Café, with free coffee, Wi-Fi and other services. Location: Al Quoz, behind Ace Hardware store
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3. A4: The 6,947 sq ft multi-purpose venue includes everything from a cinema room to a community library. Its name, inspired by a blank sheet of paper, is aimed to encourage entrepreneurs to create their working identity. It’s free of charge and houses a café with homegrown local concept Raw Coffee Company. Location: Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse 4
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4. Impact Hub: Located in over 45 cities, it has a global network of 92 branches offering innovative programmes and curated events and workshops. Members have access to complimentary coffee, a PlayStation and even a sofa-bed for naps. Location: 304 B Saaha Offices, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown