A. Makerspace is located in Al Zeina, Block C1. Find us on Google Maps
Unit C1-04, Al Zeina
Al Raha Beach, PO 146724
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A. No! Anyone can take classes at Makerspace Al Zeina. (For safety reasons, some classes have minimum-age requirements). Taking a class is a great way for you to pick up new skills and experience the many ways in which a Makerspace membership can empower you first-hand.
A. We offer several types of classes:
- Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes are designed to provide you with basic safety training on a specific tool or machine.
- Software & Theory classes provide additional background knowledge to use the software in more detail.
- Pathway classes are offered as building blocks to help you meet your project goals.
- Project-based workshops offer instruction in the specific techniques necessary to complete an in-class project.
See the Classes page for a complete list of currently offered classes.
A. Of course! You are more than welcome to visit Makerspace Al Zeina any time during our opening hours. We are happy to give you a General Tour (approx. 20 minutes) around the facility, numbers permitting, and a welcoming cup of coffee.
Please visit our Services page or contact for further information on individual/group tour bookings, school excursions and equipment demonstrations.
A. All types of memberships must be activated within one month from the date of purchase. In the case that an activation date was not specified by the member within the one-month period, the membership will automatically be activated one month from the date of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions of Memberships.
A. No, your friend can just come along with you and purchase a Guest Day Pass for the day (*as long at the friend is not using any machines in Makers Oman). If you are bringing a friend as a guest to Makerspace for 30 minutes or less, they do not need to acquire a Guest Day Pass.
A. The Day Pass and Guest Day Pass are different services at Makerspace Al Zeina:
A Day Pass enables the member to reserve and use machines in Makerspace for that day.
- Day Pass Members must have successfully passed the matching SBUs before the intended equipment usage or reservation.
- Day Pass Membership is valid from the time of purchase until closing on the same day.
A Guest Day Pass enables the guest to access the Makerspace together with the member.
- Guests can only register for a Guest Day Pass in-person at Front Desk together with an active Makerspace member.
- Guest Day Pass is valid from the time of purchase until closing on the same day.
A. Makerspace Al Zeina is an open-access Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fabrication workshop and a community-based space where entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers, and students can learn and work together. Makerspace is open to everyone with an idea: whether they want to make it solo, or to find great collaborators.
All makers, young or old, are welcome to become a member at Makerspace from 8 years onwards. Please see our Minors & Shop Access for more information.
A. Certain areas and machines require in some cases very extensive training, which will be covered in our Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes. It is about your safety and that of all other members, as well as the preservation of the tools. As a rule, the necessary SBU classes will take place at Makerspace.
A. Typically, anyone who creates a mess is responsible for cleaning it up after themselves, just like we would do it at home. If you leave the workplace tidy, just like you have found it - or better - than the next member will be just as thrilled as you were, when starting to use that area or equipment.
A. Anyone who gives a workshop or is involved in any Personal Services is insured against a “work accident”.
As is the case whilst at “work”, accidents fall under the private liability insurance of the person who causes the accident. Therefore, everyone who works in the Makerspace makerspace must have a private liability insurance.
A. More important than the damage to the machine is the potential damage that may occur to other members who use a defective machine. It is therefore extremely important to immediately report defects to a person responsible (ideally the General Manager, or at least the Facility Technician) and to secure the machine against further use (pull out the plug, attach a note).
Of course, we endeavour to keep the costs of any damage as low as possible for everyone involved, for example by trying to repair it ourselves or otherwise providing replacement. In case of doubt, however, private liability insurance applies. Therefore, we unfortunately cannot afford to let members without liability insurance on the devices.
A. It always depends on the project and the situation. We have a lot there, but for reasons of space we cannot hold everything. Of course, we are happy to provide one or the other thimble glue or a few screws for your own kitchen table or a few centimetres of adhesive tape. For any other more extensive usage, you will be able to find a good variety of consumables in our retail area at Front Desk.
A. We provide our members access to just about every machine, tool and process that you can imagine, including milling machines and lathes, laser cutters, sheet metal equipment, welding equipment, woodworking equipment, plastics working equipment, hand tools, 3D printers, CNC vinyl cutters, sewing machines, design software and lots more.
For a more complete list of tools and equipment, see Equipment.
A. Yes, as soon as you have taken and passed the Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class for that tool or machine, if one is required.
Many of the tools and some of the machines at Makerspace DO NOT have an SBU. However, for safety reasons, if a machine can injure you or can be damaged through improper use, then you must first take and pass the related SBU.
If we decide to change our Frequently Asked Questions, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update Frequently Asked Questions modification date below. This policy was last modified in July 2020.
If there are any questions regarding the Frequently Asked Questions, you may contact us using the information in Contact us.