Dubai and Airbnb launch remote work hub for remote workers

DUBAI – A one-stop work hub has been launched by vacation listings website Airbnb in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) to facilitate remote workers in the emirate.

Professionals looking for housing and work in Dubai can now use the portal to find local long-term listings as well as useful information on entry requirements and visa policies.

The remote work center will serve as a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers, the DET said.

The move comes a year after the UAE introduced a one-year digital nomad visa in March 2021. Under this visa, workers can live in the Emirates while continuing to work for employers in their home country. origin, even if the company is not present in the United Arab Emirates. .

The UAE seems to be opening up to the outside world in terms of visa regime and the digital nomad visa is following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Digital Nomad Visa allows people to enter the UAE from abroad under self-sponsorship and work under the terms and conditions issued with the visa.

Earlier this year, Airbnb included Dubai in its list of the world’s 20 most welcoming destinations for remote workers. As part of the remote work hub program, Airbnb and DET will promote Dubai to remote workers seeking accommodation and advice for their long-term stays.

With the latest reforms introduced by the UAE, long-term stays are sought after by foreigners. Airbnb data suggests that in the first three months of 2022, searches for international solo travel to the UAE for long-term stays increased by more than 280% compared to 2019.

The hub is reachable here.

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