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Cabinet approves new work, tourist visas

Remote work and multiple-entry visas added


The UAE Cabinet has adopted a new remote work visa to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in the UAE for one year and approved a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities.

The new resolutions are among several initiatives approved by the Cabinet to position the UAE as an ideal work and tourism destination.

The government continues to develop flexible programs and initiatives to position the UAE as one of the world’s best administrations, providing the best quality of life for citizens and residents.

The remote work visa aims to attract talent and expertise and enables employees from all over the world to work remotely from the UAE. The one-year visa allows foreigners to enter the UAE under self-sponsorship and work in line with terms and conditions issued with the visa.

Considered the first of its kind in the region, the visa provides entrepreneurs and talent the opportunity to innovate in the UAE’s safe and attractive business environment, with access to all the necessary services including world-class utilities and telecoms. It also enables employees to expand their digital skills and adapt to the emerging gig economy.

A multiple entry tourist visa can now be issued for all nationalities, in a step that aims to facilitate the process for tourists and visitors. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.