Remote working is more common now than ever, and is likely to remain so after the pandemic has subsided. Dubai wants to capitalize on this new lifestyle and is joining countries like the Republic of Georgia, Barbados, and Estonia by offering a new long-term visa for remote workers.
The visa scheme will allow remote workers and their families to live in Dubai for up to one year while working for companies overseas. Visa holders will be able to open local bank accounts, enroll children in Dubai schools, and set up phone and internet access for their homes and workspaces. Living in Dubai isn’t cheap, but the absence of income tax might help offset some of your expenses.