Dubai: Airbnb announces the launch of a remote working hub for people wishing to live and work in the emirate – News

The city’s global connectivity, business-friendly ecosystem and visa-friendly reform have made it one of the world’s 20 most remote destinations for workers.

By web office

Published: wed 21 dec 2022, 15:20

Airbnb today announced the launch of its Dubai Remote Work Hub, a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). Anyone wishing to live and work in Dubai can now use the hub to find inspiration for long-term local listings as well as useful information on entry requirements and visa policies.

Earlier this year, Airbnb launched its Live and Work Anywhere initiative to identify some of the world’s most remote destinations for workers. Dubai was selected as one of 20 global destinations, alongside the Canary Islands, Thailand and the Caribbean, among others.

The Live and Work Anywhere program will see Airbnb and Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism promoting the city to remote workers looking for accommodation and advice for their long-term stays.

Velma Corcoran, regional manager for the Middle East and Africa at Airbnb, said: “Dubai is a global leader in facilitating remote working. As this trend continues to accelerate, we want to work together to make it easier for people to take advantage of the new flexibility to work and travel, and help the city harness the economic benefits of this new type of tourism.

Millions of people are now more flexible about where they live and work. About one in five guests globally said they used Airbnb to work remotely while traveling in 2021 — a trend that continued into the first quarter of 2022, with long-term stays at an all-time high, having more than doubled compared to the first quarter of 2019.

In the first three months of 2022, searches for international solo trips to the UAE for long-term stays also increased by more than 280% compared to the same period in 2019. Dubai ranked among the Top 3 cities in the world to live for executives. nomads in the Savills Executive Nomad Index 2022.

Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Dubai’s global connectivity and business-friendly ecosystem, combined with visa-friendly reform, have underscored the city’s status as a hub for forefront for remote workers, building on Dubai’s commitment to fostering business. growth and meet the demands of today’s talent.

“The city is already home to over 200 nationalities who enjoy unrivaled career opportunities and lifestyle offerings. From world-class retail experiences to Michelin-starred restaurants and local cuisine, sandy beaches, theme parks and an unparalleled cultural scene, Dubai is once again ready to welcome the world, this time in collaboration with Airbnb.


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