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Work remotely from Dubai

Do you want to mix business with pleasure in Dubai? With a new one-year virtual working programme, you can live and work by the beach.

Enjoy the sun everyday while working in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. The new programme gives you the freedom to come to Dubai, bring your family, and work remotely all while remaining employed in your home country.

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Dubai is a connected city with a strong digital infrastructure. It’s also one of the safest places in the world, with a blend of cultures from around the globe.


With sandy beaches, incredible dining and world-class entertainment, you’re offered a great quality of life and a range of attractions – with world-class safety and hygiene measures.


You will also have access to convenient facilities and resources to help you further your career or grow your business.


Work culture has changed. Many of us don’t need to share an office with our colleagues or employer – so why stay at home when you can work from Dubai? Take a look at some of the experiences on offer in Dubai.

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Why work in Dubai?

Your virtual working programme is valid for 1 year. It costs US$287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.


You get access to all required services, including telecoms, utilities, and schooling options.


You connect to a global hub and a skilled workforce, composed of 200+ nationalities.


Please note, subsequent fees may change based on country of citizenship, application service required and whether you are applying from the UAE or from overseas.

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Applicants will need the following:

Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.

Health insurance with UAE coverage validity.

Proof of Employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary, last months’ payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

Or, if a company owner, then proof of ownership of the company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

All applications will be reviewed and processed by DTCM's official partner, Al Rais Travel Agencies LLC, under the auspices of DTCM.

*Please note that payment of processing fee does not guarantee approval of the application.

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Find out more about the programme

If you have questions about the programme or your would like to apply, get in touch with our team, we will support you every step of the way.,55.2836683,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f5d1b78e05b6f:0xe81e8e067f1a4cdd!8m2!3d25.2206904!4d55.285857

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