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Distinct working programme introduced by Dubai for overseas professionals.

This programme launched by Dubai allows working professionals to interact with other professionals overseas.

This initiative allows families to move smoothly while being able to connect with their co-workers, business partners seamlessly while enjoying a high-quality lifestyle where the foundation is well-structured connectivity.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said: “Dubai is uniquely positioned to offer a safe, dynamic lifestyle opportunity to these digitally savvy workers and their families while they continue to work remotely, whether it is for a couple of months or an entire year.” His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Economy, said: “The virtual working programme further strengthens Dubai’s status as a global business hub and demonstrates its progressive thinking and sustained competitiveness in today’s rapidly changing global landscape.

The fact that Dubai is leading number 1 in the global ranking for e-infrastructure according to the DQL survey, makes it the best place for SME’s, start-ups, and entrepreneurs to start their business because of the new programme adding to the emirates value proposition.

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.” His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the launch of the virtual working programme strengthens Dubai’s position as a world-class business hub that attracts top talent, companies, and investors from around the world.

To apply for the annual programme, https://www.visitdubai.com/en/sc7/travel-planning/travel-tools/work-remotely-in-dubai.  The programme costs US$287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.

Criteria for eligibility under the new programme include:
• Passport with minimum 6 months validity
• Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
• 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
• If the applicant is a company owner: proof of ownership of the company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month, and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

Through the programme, applicants can obtain all services in Dubai, including telecoms, utilities, and schooling, enabling them to experience the distinctive lifestyle enjoyed by people of over 200 nationalities. Applicants will also benefit from Dubai’s zero income tax for individuals.

For those looking to broaden their contacts, Dubai is the first major global destination to fully open up its MICE sector internationally, providing opportunities for networking events and face to face engagement, which are vital factors in accelerating the revival of key sectors.

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