The UAE has introduced residence permits for remote workers and in the process approved a multiple-entry pathway tourist system for people of all nationalities.
The Emirati Vice President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, confirmed this on his Twitter handle.
Rashid explained that the introduction of the new residency permit means 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.”
“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,” he said.
This decision comes in light of the work-from-home policy that was widely accepted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to encourage workers employed around the world to relocate to Dubai.