The programme costs around Dh1,000 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.
Dubai has launched a unique new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in the emirate while continuing to serve their employers in their home country.
The move provides remote workers – and their families – the opportunity to re-locate, on an annual basis, to the emirate.
To apply for the annual programme, click here. The programme costs $287 (Dh1,054.15) 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 the current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of $5,000 (Dh18,365) per month salary, last month’s payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements
> If the applicant is a company owner: proof of ownership of company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of $5,000 per month, and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.
“The global pandemic has changed how we live and work. As multinationals and leading start-ups across the world accelerate their rates of digital adoption, the need to be physically present to fulfil professional responsibilities has been redefined,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. “People continue to prioritise their health, wellbeing and ability to ensure a positive work-life balance. 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.”
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