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UAE Adopts a New Remote Work Visa

March 24, 2021

On Sunday, March 21, the UAE cabinet adopted a new remote work visa that will allow employees from around the world to work and live in the UAE for one year. The cabinet also approved multiple-entry tourist visas for all nationalities. These new visas aim to position the UAE as a preferred work and tourism destination.

Via Twitter, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote Work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country.”

“We also approved a multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities to strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital.”

The Remote Work Visa allows foreign nationals to enter the UAE under self-sponsorship and work in line with the terms and conditions issued with the visa.

The Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will now be available to all foreign nationals. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the UAE for 90 days per visit, which can be extended by an additional 90 days.