Dubai Is Inviting People Across The World To Stay & Work In The Country Without A Work Visa

Dubai remote working program
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Ever since the pandemic broke out, work from home has become the new norm. The new system has also made a few people realize that job requirements can be completed from anywhere. And, as a result a few exotic destinations around the world are making use of the opportunity in a bid to boost their economy. A whole lot of destinations from around the world are now offering extended visas that will allow people to work remotely from a paradise. And now, Dubai has jumped onto the bandwagon too.

Dubai has launched a unique new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in Dubai while continuing to serve their employers in their home country.

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The Programme Offers Remote Workers & Their Families To Re-Locate To The Emirate

The new initiative aims to attract employers across the globe to relocate to Dubai. Applicants will be eligible all services in Dubai including mobile phone, internet, utilities, and schooling. Besides, they will also be eligible for tax-free salaries, applicable to all UAE residents.

Dubai was recently listed as the second best among 60 global cities for remote working jobs by the CEOWORLD magazine. With its advanced infrastructure, global connectivity and pro-business ecosystem, the virtual working programme gives Dubai a significant opportunity to enhance business practices and maximise growth.

To apply for the annual programme, click here. The programme costs US$287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.

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Criteria For Application

Applicants must have a passport with minimum 6 months validity. In addition, health insurance with UAE coverage validity is also mandatory. All applicants must submit proof of Employment from current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary, last month’s payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements. In case the applicant is a company owner, proof of ownership of company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month, and 3 preceding months’ bank statements

UAE Bags The Title To Become The Most Desirable Country For 9th Year In The Row

On another note, the UAE has bagged the title of being the most desirable country for young Arabs to live. The Arab Youth Survey conducted in 2020 states that safety, security and promise of higher salaries are among the chief reasons for the country’s continuing popularity. The annual poll took in the views of 4,000 young Arabs, between the ages of 18 and 24, across 17 states.

From the people who took part in the survey, more than half of them said that UAE was their number one country of choice to live. The recent figure is up from last year when 44 per cent opted for the UAE. Besides that, UAE was also named as the nation that most young Arabs would like their country to emulate. It is according to 52 per cent of those who took part in the survey, compared to 42 per cent in 2019.

The key reason behind the UAE getting chosen as the most desirable country for young Arabs was safety and security, according to 44 per cent. While the range of work opportunities ranked second with 39 per cent, and fair salary packages were the third most popular reason. 


  • Research, science labs and of course nerdy glasses – that’s what my life was all about until I finally woke up to realise how much I loved food, travel and telling tales. A chai addict, a moody writer and mother to a smallie, my journey as a writer began with The Times of India. And now, here I am in Dubai pursuing my passion and exploring a new city, all in one go!