The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced that it has approved a new residence permit for remote workers.
The decision comes during a cabinet meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
“The residency permit meant that “any employee anywhere in the world can reside in the UAE to practice work remotely even if the company is not present in the country”, said HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
“During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country,” a tweet by Sheikh Mohammed reads.
During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country.. pic.twitter.com/Hyp8HU8T6r— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 21, 2021
The one-year visa allows people to enter the UAE from overseas under self-sponsorship and work in line with the terms and conditions issued with the visa.
Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter: “Development is continuous, the change will not stop … our teams continue day and night to consolidate our international economic and political position and establish a quality of life that is the best in the world for our people and all those residing here.
“With remote work technologies today, we provide an opportunity for everyone to live in the most beautiful and safe cities in the world.”