Now, work from home in Dubai: the emirate launches a relocation program for professionals

The program will allow remote workers and their families to move to Dubai on an annual basis

As working from home has become a new normal worldwide, the emirate of Dubai has launched a new program that allows professionals around the world who work remotely to move to and live in Dubai while continuing to work for an employer in their home country. People will benefit from zero income tax for individuals in Dubai. The Dubai government said, Wednesday, that this program will allow remote workers and their families to move, on an annual basis, to Dubai, which promises to have a “strong digital infrastructure.”

Eligibility criteria for this program are a passport with a minimum validity of six months, a minimum salary of 5,000 USD per month, proof of employment from the current employer with validity of a contract for one year, salary receipt last month and a bank statement. Three months earlier. Individuals will also need to obtain health insurance with valid UAE coverage.

The Dubai government said in a statement that if the applicant is a business owner, he will need to show proof of ownership of the company for a year or more, with an average monthly income of $ 5,000 per month, and bank statements for three people. Previous months. The program costs $ 287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and a treatment fee per person.

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Once accepted, program participants will be able to access all services in Dubai such as communications, facilities and education. The government said the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) granted Dubai the Safe Travel Seal, making the emirate a safe country to travel and relocate to despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The global pandemic has changed the way we live and work. “As leading multinationals and startups around the world accelerate their rates of digital adoption, the need for physical presence has been redefined to fulfill professional responsibilities,” said Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. “People continue to prioritize their health and well-being and their ability to ensure a positive work-life balance. Dubai is uniquely positioned to provide a safe and dynamic life opportunity for these digitally savvy workers and their families while they continue to work remotely, be it for two months or an entire year.

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