Work From Dubai’s Golden Beaches As UAE Launches Remote Working Visa

by Ishita Agarwal
Work From Dubai’s Golden Beaches As UAE Launches Remote Working Visa

Here’s some good news for all remote workers working in UAE. Urging digital nomads to relocate their #WFH setup to the UAE’s beautiful cafés, golden beaches and opulent hotels, the UAE launched a new “Remote Working Visa”. Let’s check out more about this interesting remote working visa launched by UAE. 

What Is Remote Working Visa In UAE And Who Is Eligible? 

People who work for foreign firms can reside in the UAE for one year. Anyone who wants may also extend it for another 12 months. You have 60 days from the time you get your entrance permission to complete your medical examination and apply for your remote worker visa in the UAE. After that, you’ll have the legal right to establish permanent residence in the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, you will work remotely from the country, create a bank account, choose a place to live, and enrol any children in local schools. 

If you are wondering who is eligible for this programme? Then, we get you! Naturally, you’ll need to get a job offer from an international organisation and be able to verify your employment. Moreover, you’ll need a passport with at least six months left and health insurance covering the UAE. The best part about working from the golden beaches of Dubai is that in 2021 Dubai was recognised as the No.1 beach city for digital nomads. 


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How To Apply For The Remote Working Visa? 

The answer to this question will be different for each of the Emirates. For example, applying to Dubai requires a visit to However, if you are applying for Abu Dhabi, you must apply at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website

In order to apply for Dubai, you need a passport valid for at least another six months, and UAE-issued health insurance is also required. In addition, if you are applying as an employee, you should have documentation from your present employer proving that you have been employed for at least a year. Moreover, your salary is at least US$3,500 per month, and you have been receiving that salary for at least the last three months. 

Suppose you are applying as a business owner. In that case, you should possess the business for a minimum of one year (with extensions possible) and three months’ worth of bank statements showing a monthly average revenue of US$3,500 (or its foreign currency equivalent).  You must provide documentation demonstrating that work has been performed remotely from outside the UAE. 



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