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Dubai Introduces New Visa for Digital Nomads

A number of destinations around the world have created visa programs to attract remote workers during the pandemic.

With a new one-year virtual working programme, you can live and work by the beach in Dubai – and enjoy daily sunshine in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

The new programme gives you the freedom to come to Dubai, bring your family, work remotely all while remaining employed in your home country.

To apply for this new Dubai visa, workers must prove that they earn a minimum of $5,000 a month by submitting proof of employment, their last month’s pay stub, and three months’ worth of bank statements, according to the tourism board’s website. Or, if a company owner, then proof of ownership of company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month and 3 preceding months’ bank statements

The virtual working programme is valid 1 year. It costs US$287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person. You can get access to all required services, including telecoms, utilities, and schooling options.

Remote workers won’t have to pay income tax in Dubai.

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