Dubai launches a “virtual work program” for foreign professionals – economy...

Dubai launches a “virtual work program” for foreign professionals – economy...
Dubai launches a “virtual work program” for foreign professionals – economy...

The Emirate of announced the launch of the “Virtual Work Program”, which provides an opportunity for foreign professionals who work remotely, to reside in the emirate while continuing to carry out their work tasks with the companies to which they belong, whose headquarters are outside the country.

The program, which has a duration of up to a full year and is renewable upon the submission of a new application, provides people working remotely, as well as their families, the opportunity to reside annually, in one of the most distinguished global destinations in the fields of tourism and business, which has a sophisticated digital infrastructure with high efficiency and reliability, And contribute to facilitating their businesses, as well as the safe environment that Dubai provides, characterized by a modern lifestyle.

This step comes in light of the success of the UAE in general, and the emirate of Dubai, in dealing with high efficiency with the repercussions of the “Covid-19” pandemic, which enabled Dubai to reopen its airports and receive tourists, starting from July 7, according to preventive measures. And health protocols recommended globally, to ensure the safety of everyone.

It has also resumed the activities of various vital sectors, all over the city, including hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, water parks and amusement parks, beaches and shopping centers, as well as schools and universities, while maintaining the strict application of the preventive protocols recommended by Stakeholders.

Dubai had obtained the Safe Travel Seal from the World Travel and Tourism Council, based on the strict procedures and safety and public health protocols followed by the city, while Dubai also launched the “Dubai Guarantee” stamp initiative, which was granted to establishments that have shown full compliance. Health and safety guidelines.

Global companies

The Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai (Dubai Tourism), Hilal Saeed Al-Marri, said: “The (Covid-19) pandemic has affected the entire world and changed the way we live and work, prompting major international companies, as well as emerging ones around the world, to adopt digital solutions. In its operations, as well as reviewing the importance of the actual presence of employees at its headquarters, to accomplish their work and responsibilities.

He added, “Public health and safety remain at the forefront of everyone’s priorities, while ensuring an effective and positive balance between social and work life. Therefore, Dubai is considered the ideal destination that has a unique location, advanced infrastructure and technology, providing unique opportunities for people who are able to work remotely with their families as well, in a safe environment, and enjoy a modern lifestyle that enables them to conduct their business, whether for a few months or throughout the year. The next ».

Default work

For his part, Director General of Dubai Economy, Sami Al Qamzi, said: “The virtual work program greatly contributes to strengthening Dubai’s position as a global business center, as it reflects the future outlook to ensure the city maintains its high competitive advantages within the global scene that is witnessing a rapid change. The emirate of Dubai came in second place in the list of the best cities in the world for remote work, issued recently by the American magazine (CEO World), which included 60 cities around the world. Thanks to the emirate’s advanced infrastructure, its connection to various destinations in the world, as well as its supportive business system, the virtual work program supports accelerating the pace of successful business practice and creating new areas for cooperation.

A global destination

The Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim, confirmed that the launch of the “virtual work program” comes to strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading global destination for attracting competencies, skills and investors, especially with the changes taking place in the business environment, and the importance of changing and developing business practice models, considering that Dubai Once again, it proves that it has a clear vision for the future business industry, facilitating business practice and enhancing its competitiveness, especially for remote working groups, as this virtual program provides the opportunity for a large segment of skills and entrepreneurs to move to a dynamic city, and to experience an advanced level of professional and personal life in An environment that values ​​talent and people with innovative business ideas.

Buamim added: “The UAE has finally ranked first in the list of countries with the best in the field of electronic infrastructure in the world, according to the Digital Life Quality Study for 2020, which reflects the vision of the wise leadership to invest in modern technologies and smart transformation to support the business sector. We expect that this program will contribute to strengthening the emirate’s position as a leading global destination for entrepreneurs and owners of emerging enterprises and small and medium enterprises, and its reputation as a tourist destination and a place to obtain a distinguished quality of life. ”

Join the program

The annual cost of this program is $ 287 (1056 dirhams), in addition to health insurance valid in the UAE, and application fees for each person, and applications can be submitted via the website:


To obtain approval, the following documents must be submitted:

A valid passport, for at least 6 months.

Health insurance valid in the UAE.

Proof of employment from the current employer, with a work contract valid for at least one year.

A certificate of the last salary, not less than $ 5,000 (18.4 thousand dirhams), and a bank account statement for the last three months.

– If the applicant is the owner of the company, he must provide proof of ownership of the company for a year or more, with proof of a monthly income of no less than $ 5,000, and a bank account statement for the last three months.

The program allows people to use all services related to residency and work in Dubai, which include, but are not limited to: communications, opening bank accounts, education, and others, in order to enable them to practice their normal lives in a city that hosts more than 200 nationalities, noting that Dubai does not impose Income tax on individuals.

Top destinations

Dubai is one of the best destinations in which various and distinctive properties are available in the world, as it provides wide options for housing and accommodation that meet various tastes and requirements, including villas and apartments on the waterfront, as well as within the city, as well as fully equipped hotels and hotel apartments. , Which is operated by world-class operators, along with vacation home accommodation options, whether for short or long periods.

Over the past years, Dubai has succeeded in strengthening its position as a leading destination for businesses, and it is able to provide several options for doing business, including offices, common spaces designated for work, as well as offering flexible packages to book meeting rooms, whether for hours, days or months. .

The “program” provides the opportunity for skill-holders and entrepreneurs to move to Dubai, and to experience an advanced level of professional and personal life.

– The cost of the annual “program” is 287 dollars … and its duration is one year, subject to renewal.

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