The UAE cabinet announced a new remote work visas plan that would allow employees from all around the world to work remotely from the UAE
to attract skills and experience from all over the world. The one-year visa allows foreigners to visit the UAE under self-sponsorship and
work under the visa's terms and conditions.
The new program seeks to help both the public and private sectors by improving work-life balance, increasing productivity, and improving the business environment.
Employees can also improve their digital abilities and adapt to the new gig economy.
The move allows remote workers and their families to yearly relocate to one of the world's leading tourism and business destinations and enjoy a secure and
high-quality lifestyle underpinned by a robust digital infrastructure that assures seamless connectivity.
The Virtual Working Program in Dubai
Dubai has established a unique new scheme that allows overseas remote working professionals from other countries to live in Dubai while serving their employers in their home country.
Freelancers can now work and live legally in the UAE. According to updates on the official UAE government website, if your application to live in Dubai is accepted by the UAE authorities, you may also bring your family with you.
The program costs $287 per person, plus a processing fee and medical insurance with valid UAE coverage.
Key eligibility requirements
To apply for the program, you must have a valid passport with a minimum of six-month validity and valid health insurance covering your stay in the UAE.
If you are an employee, you must:
give proof of employment from your current employer, including a one-year contract;
Acquire a monthly salary of at least USD 5,000.
provide the previous month's salary slip and bank statements for the previous three months.
If you are the owner of a business, you must:
provide proof of one year or longer ownership of the business.
have a monthly salary of USD 5,000 on average
provide previous three months submit bank statements
You can get all kinds of services through the virtual working program, including telecommunications, utilities, medical care, and education.
In addition, Dubai's extensive and smooth digital infrastructure, worldwide networking opportunities, and 0% income tax for people are all available to you.