With the COVID-19 pandemic’s third-wave on the cards, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet has made the decision to approve a new policy.
Under this new policy, termed as remote work visa, enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE irrespective of the fact whether the companies are existing outside of UAE.
With the help of the one-year visa, the foreigners will be able to enter the UAE under self sponsorship. The visa status also comes with certain terms and conditions, which must be met under all circumstances. This decision was taken to improve UAE’s tourism sector and improve the country’s economy despite the pandemic.
The scheme offers entrepreneurs and professionals the opportunity to move to the UAE and experience its safe and attractive business environment, “with access to all the necessary services, including world-class utilities and telecoms”.
The cabinet was chaired by Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai. It was also decided in the meeting that UAE will offer multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities which has been seen as a move to “strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital.”
Following the meeting, HH Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted:
We are working with clear objectives to boost our economic status globally and provide the best quality of life to our citizens and residents. Our journey of development endures.
The multiple entry visa is a mean to facilitate the process of tourists and visitors. The meeting decided:
The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.