The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a new remote work visa to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in UAE remotely even if the companies are based in another country.
Vice President/Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, March 21. He wrote:
”During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new remote work Visa for those living or intending to live in the UAE.This new work visa allows employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country.We also approved a multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities to strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital.”
This decision comes as the work-from-home policy in UAE has been widely accepted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back in January, the government also announced citizenship for foreign investors and other gifted professionals to boost its economy amidst the pandemic.