Visa Virtual Working Program Dubai

Capital city : Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Number of inhabitants : 3 100 000 (2019)
Official language : Arabic
Local currency : United Arab Emirates Dirham

Dubai decided, at the end of 2020, to launch a teleworking visa called Dubai's Virtual Working Program. The government aims to attract new global talent and expertise. This decision also makes it possible to support tourism which currently makes it possible to finance major works. This residence permit provides the opportunity to stay for more than 1 year and discover even more innovation and greatness.

The largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the capital of the emirate of Dubai. In recent years we have observed a strong expansion in the number of inhabitants of the city. The local currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) and is equal to 0.27 US Dollar.

The climate is subtropical and arid.

What to do in Dubai?

The Ministry of Tourism website is full of activity ideas. In 1 year, you will not have time to get bored. Take the opportunity to admire the view, perched on the Burj Khalifa. Pay a visit to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Marvel at an explosion of color and diversity of flowers at the Miracle Garden. Visit the Grand Mosque of Abu Dahbi. Discover the calm of the Dubai desert. Take a helicopter to admire the grandeur of this city.

The food is varied to Dubai. Traditional dishes mix Lebanese, Iranian, Indian and Arab cultures.

Cost of living in Dubai

The cost of living is very high in the city. Indeed, the average monthly net salary (after taxes) is currently 4,670 $. The price of food is very high, as most products are imported. The city does not cultivate, due to the weather and the desert that surrounds it. This city fits any budget, because everything drops in price when you go out of the center and meet locals. For information, renting a 3-bedroom apartment located in downtown Dubai costs around 2,900 $ per month.

Health and safety within the city

The crime rate is approaching 0. Dubai is one of the cities where you will feel safest in the world. Many local travel agencies that organize excursions in the country, including desert treks, do not carry insurance for this purpose. It is advisable to check this point before any commitment.

This visa is made for any teleworker. The infrastructure is very developed and allows you to work in a comfortable environment. This city, with its structures, each one ever larger than the other, transports us to a new world. Excess reigns supreme in the city. This city is inspiring and will allow you to project yourself beyond your ideas when it comes to implementing projects.

How to work in Dubai?

Working remotely has never been easier. There are around twenty coworking spaces allowing you to separate personal life from professional life. Some are even directly located in hotel complexes to make your life easier. We advise you to rent your accommodation not far from one of these coworking spaces so as not to waste time on local transport and take full advantage of your free time. You can locate the coworking spaces in Dubai on the map provided to you below.

Depending on your usage, you will find an internet subscription that suits you. Prices vary between 54.51 $USD and 136.25 $/month. The incumbent provider dominating the Dubai telecommunications market is Etisalat (Emirates Telecommunications Corporation). There are also wireless wifi boxes for digital nomads, allowing you to benefit from a good wifi connection in around a hundred countries.

What is the time difference?

The time zone is UTC+4. Do not neglect the time difference depending on the work done and your country of origin. Lhe time zone is an important element: there is a psychological risk if the employee connects at night outside of his colleagues' hours. In certain cases, depending on the area of expertise or the personality of the employee, the time difference will not be a key decision-making factor. To avoid suffering from loneliness and integrate as easily as possible, do not hesitate to exchange with other workers from around the world in the coworking spaces that you will frequent. 

To qualify for this visa, you must be able to telework abroad. All nationalities are eligible for this program. Whether you are an employee or a business owner, you will need to have a minimum salary of $5,000 per month. You cannot be out of the country for more than 6 consecutive months or your visa will be automatically canceled.

What are the holdups ?

Delivery times may vary. This varies depending on how busy the city is. This is why we advise you to make your request a few weeks or even months in advance.

Can I come with my family?

If you want to develop your children's cultural awareness, what could be better than going abroad as a family. The learning method for school is different but you will be able to teach them a new way of life, develop their knowledge of the world and of English. To go as a family, Dubai has adopted a sponsorship system. Indeed, it is first necessary await approval of the principal applicant's visa application. You can then sponsor your family to join you.

Can you renew your teleworking visa?

This visa is renewed. Mauritius has not yet decided to communicate on the maximum possible duration of teleworking stay. At Nomamundi, we advise you to always renew your visa when possible and when you like the destination. Indeed, one year is often not enough to discover a country in its entirety. Furthermore, if you decide to go as a family, so as not to disturb your children, it is preferable not to change your destination every year but to sometimes stay longer there. This allows you to fully acclimatize to this new way of life and feel all the benefits of the experience. 

Virtual Working Program Dubai: consular rates depending on status

Applicant StatusConsular fees
Lead applicant611 $

Virtual Working Program Dubai: documents to provide

  • Passport size photo of the candidate(s)
  • Proof of employment (employees: proof of employment from a current employer with a contract validity of one year, a minimum salary of 5,000 USD per month, last month's pay slip and bank statements for the 3 previous months; business owners: proof of ownership of the business for a year or more, with an average monthly income of 5,000 USD per month and bank statements for the previous 3 months)
  • Health insurance with coverage validity in the UAE, or travel insurance with health care coverage (validity minimum of 2 weeks), which can then be changed to insurance illness in UAE once visa formalities accomplished.
  • Passport valid for 6 months

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Why go through Nomamundi for my Virtual Working Program Dubai?

Single price: €90

The price of our assistance in obtaining your visa (excluding consular fees)

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