CLOUD Spaces, Yas Mall’s new co-working space and the first to be based in a mall across the GCC region, is set to launch in August 2020. A hybrid concept, it will offer a fresh and flexible approach to working and collaborating, serving the needs of the evolving business landscape across the UAE.
More than just an office, the co-working space will bridge the gap between traditional working environments and the current demand in UAE for flexibility, agility and connectivity in business. Cloud Spaces will cater to both local and international companies and entrepreneurs, with existing Yas Mall retailers making use of the creative space and associated services.
CLOUD Spaces aims to attract innovative businesses and individuals with a focus on retail, fashion product design and emerging brands and will also offer comprehensive solutions for new businesses in a similar vein to incubation hubs. This will include support for acquiring trade licenses and opening units, to mentoring programs and access to consumers for product showcases. Importantly, CLOUD Spaces will enable networking between like-minded individuals and businesses within a thriving commercial destination.
Saoud Khoory, Executive Director of Retail, Aldar Properties said:
“We welcome the addition of Cloud Spaces to Yas Mall, another first-of-its-kind model in the region and a response to the changing needs of Abu Dhabi’s commercial landscape. With growing demand for flexible working spaces across the UAE, CLOUD Spaces will serve as a hub to support the growth plans of existing tenants and future tenants alike, as well as the wider business community.”
Offering cost-effective solutions, CLOUD Spaces provides flexible co-working memberships and workspace options on both monthly and annual plans to suit diverse working needs. All office spaces and pods are equipped with the latest technology, a dedicated phone number and a team on hand to support all members. CLOUD Spaces members will also enjoy access to fully-equipped meeting facilities, photo and recording studios and a café managed by Drop Coffee, known for its world-class baristas. In line with government rules and regulations, all areas have been designed to the highest safety standards and will follow social distancing protocols.
Malak Smejkalova, General Manager at CLOUD Spaces, said:
“A number of local and international businesses have already signed up, with many more in the pipeline. As an office space designed for the future, CLOUD Spaces is poised for further expansion in the UAE, the wider region and internationally.”
Yas Mall is a strategic location in the UAE capital in close proximity to both central Abu Dhabi and Dubai, making it ideal for the inaugural CLOUD Spaces facility. Investment in Yas Mall is continuing to ensure it is evolving with broader trends in the retail sector. Housing more than 300 brands and with over 19 million visitors per year, the mall will play a central role in the ongoing development of Yas Island.