With the recent launch of its newest co-working and entrepreneurship space, Hub71, Abu Dhabi has underlined its vision to attract world-class entrepreneurs and investors alike to the capital.
However, there were other entities that set up co-working spaces before Hub71, which are facing a double-edged sword with the new launch. One of them is Bernard Lee, a former New York investment banker, who founded co-working space GlassQube in 2016 with his colleague Fahad Al Ahbabi.
While initially not aiming to start their own co-working space, the duo stumbled upon the opportunity by trying to find an office for their new venture – a new real estate fund. They struggled to find a suitable location, and that is what led to the establishment of Abu Dhabi’s first co-working space, GlassQube; to offer affordable office spaces for those that needed it.