Work remotely from Dubai
Explore Dubai's new one-year virtual working programme that lets you live and work by the beach. Find out eligibility and browse special deals for hotels and co-working spaces to help you settle in Dubai.
Your virtual working programme is valid for 1 year.
It costs US$611 in total, inclusive of application fees, processing costs, medical and Emirates ID. We accept health insurance with UAE coverage validity, or travel insurance with healthcare coverage, which can then be changed to UAE health insurance once your visa formalities have been completed.
Applicants will need the following:
1. Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
2. Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
3. For employees: proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary, last month's payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.
4. For business owners: 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. Any subsequent fees may change based on country of citizenship, application service required and whether you are applying from the UAE or from overseas. You can also apply for the programme from Dubai.
Dubai is fully committed to following all guidelines and measures, ensuring your family's health is our top priority. Tourism has reopened in Dubai thanks to safety and hygiene management across the city with open access to hotels, restaurants, theme parks, beaches and shopping malls.
Dubai was awarded a ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). This recognises the emirate’s work to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Dubai has also introduced the ‘Dubai Assured’ stamp to certify establishments that have implemented all necessary health protocols. Furthermore, UAE residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in line with the government’s roll out programme to further protect the community.
Dubai is a connected city with a strong digital infrastructure. You will also have access to convenient facilities and resources to help you further your career or grow your business. The city, widely regarded as a leading entrepreneurial hub, also boasts a wealth of top co-working spaces, offering flexible packages ranging from hour-long meeting rooms through to weekly, monthly or quarterly bookings.
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? You can come to Dubai on a tourism visa, get acquainted with the city and once you’re ready, you can apply to transfer to the one year programme.
Furthermore, as a UAE residents you benefit from tax free income and you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in line with the government’s roll out programme.
Dubai is one of the safest places in the world. The city offers a blend of cultures from around the globe, a dynamic lifestyle and a positive work-life balance. 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. Take a look at some of the experiences on offer in Dubai.
Relocate to Dubai
Whether working remotely from Dubai, permanently moving your business, or coming for retirement, there are lots of options for you to enjoy the full benefits of being a Dubai resident.