The one-year visa allows professionals around the world to live and work remotely from the UAE, even if their companies are based in another country.
Dubai has been ranked among the 10 fastest growing cities in the world for remote working with US cities Miami and Denever.
According to an analysis by Nomad List, Dubai is the sixth fastest growing remote work center after three Mexican cities of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum; Spanish city of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Miami in the United States.
The other cities that make the top 10 list are Mexico City, Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Medellin in Colombia and Denver in the United States.
In March 2021, the United Arab Emirates announced visas for professionals working remotely abroad who may reside in the United Arab Emirates.
The one-year visa allows professionals from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE, even if their companies are based in another country. They can stay in UAE under their own sponsorship. They can work in accordance with the “terms and conditions issued with the visa”.
Nomad List is following the movement of tens of thousands of digital nomads to spot the trending places to live and work remotely right now, and find the next place that might be. Nomad List showed that the registration of digital nomads increased by 71% in 2021 in Dubai and by 53% between 2016 and 2020. There are currently around 1,800 remote workers in Dubai, he said.
Chad Astmann, global co-head of investment management at Korn Ferry, said in a note that emboldened by the rapid pace of vaccinations and the possibility of being together again without masks, a small but growing number of heads of company is not backing down. to express their true feelings about working remotely – and it’s clear they’re skeptical about whether this produces the best results. âIn a recent survey, around 84% of CEOs said they wanted employees to come back to the office this year, for example. One CEO described people who want to work from home as less engaged than those who come to the office, while another executive described remote working as inferior to the office “for those who want to scramble,” Astmann said . – [email protected]