, 2022-12-21 05:31:33,
Holiday listings website Airbnb has joined hands with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism to unveil the Dubai remote working hub as the UAE seeks to attract more talent to the region with its one-year residency permit for remote working professionals.
The remote working hub will serve as a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers, the DET said.
Anyone looking to live and work in Dubai can use the hub to find local long-term listings, as well as information on entry requirements and visa policies, it said.
“Dubai is a global leader in facilitating remote working,” Velma Corcoran, regional lead for Middle East and Africa at Airbnb, said.
“As this trend continues to accelerate, we want to work together to make it easier for people to enjoy the newfound flexibility to work and travel, and help the city harness the economic benefits of this new type of tourism.”
The UAE introduced a one-year digital nomad visa in March 2021 that allows people to live in the Emirates while continuing to work for employers in their home countries.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the residency permit meant that “any employee anywhere in the world can reside in the UAE to practise work remotely, even if the company is not present in the country”.
The decision came as people increasingly worked from home following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The one-year visa allows people to enter the UAE from overseas under self-sponsorship and work in line with the…
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