Airbnb Launches Dubai Remote Working Hub

Dubai remote working hub

Airbnb today announced the launch of the Dubai remote working hub, a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). Anyone looking to live and work in Dubai can now use the hub to find inspiration for local long-term listings as well as helpful information on entry requirements and visa policies. 

Earlier this year, Airbnb launched its Live and Work Anywhere initiative to identify some of the most remote worker-friendly destinations in the world. Dubai was selected as one of 20 destinations globally, alongside Canary Islands, Thailand and the Caribbean, among others.

Millions of people are now more flexible about where they live and work. About one in five guests globally reported using Airbnb to work remotely while travelling in 2021 — a trend that has continued into Q1 2022, with long-term stays at an all-time high, more than doubling in size from Q1 2019. In the first three months of 2022, searches for international solo travel in the United Arab Emirates for long-term stays also grew by over 280% compared to the same period in 2019. Dubai ranked among the world’s top 3 cities to live for executive nomads in the 2022 Savills Executive Nomad Index. 

“Dubai is a global leader in facilitating remote working. 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,” said Velma Corcoran, Regional Lead for Middle East & Africa at Airbnb.

Airbnb Offers to Live in the Original House of the Hobbit From the Lord of the Rings. For the first time, visitors will be able to stay in the original house of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, which is mentioned in the films “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

Beginning on Nov 2nd at 7:00 PM CET, guests can request to book an exclusive stay at Weissenstein Palace, 18th-century castle featured in Netflix’s latest period drama “The Empress”.

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