The UAE cabinet approved and adopted a new remote work visa to allow employees around the world to live and work in the UAE for one year, as well as a multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities .
The new resolutions are part of several initiatives approved by the cabinet at a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to position the United Arab Emirates as an ideal destination for work and tourism.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted: “During a cabinet meeting that I chaired, we approved a new remote work visa that allows employees around the world to live and work at distance from the UAE, even if their companies are based in another country. . “
He added: “We have also approved a multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities to strengthen the UAE’s status as the economic capital of the world.”
He noted: “We are working with clear goals to improve our economic status globally and provide the best quality of life for our citizens and residents. Our development journey continues.
The Distance Work Visa aims to attract talent and expertise from all over the world. The program approved by the UAE cabinet will allow employees around the world to work remotely from the UAE. The one-year visa allows foreigners to enter the United Arab Emirates on self-sponsorship and work in accordance with the terms and conditions issued with the visa.
This major step, considered the first of its kind in the region, aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the UAE tourism sector and support the national economy. It offers entrepreneurs and talents the opportunity to innovate in the secure and attractive business environment of the UAE, with access to all necessary services, including world-class utilities and telecommunications.
Lewis Allsopp from Allsopp & Allsopp, said: “The new remote work visa allowing expats to work remotely in Dubai and continue working for their employers in their home country will encourage more professionals to relocate to Dubai. emirate who could potentially see themselves living and working in Dubai, but are unwilling to take the risk.The initiative gives foreign residents the opportunity to try Dubai without risking leaving a secure job in their home country.
He added: “With the new laws proposed by the government of the UAE, Dubai is increasingly becoming a place of long-term residence and family. The UAE is constantly creating an environment that includes all cultures. , which makes it a great place to live and work, but also to buy property. The United Arab Emirates is in the top 10 most influential countries in the world, which further underlines its global position as a place where people want to be to develop their businesses and their families. “
The new visa regime aims to support the public and private sectors, improve work-life balance, boost productivity and improve the business environment. It also enables employees to expand their digital skills and adapt to the emerging concert economy.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reaffirmed that the government will continue to develop flexible programs and initiatives to place the UAE as one of the best governments in the world to provide services and provide the best quality of life for people. citizens and residents.