Work remotely from Dubai

Do you want to mix business with pleasure in Dubai? With a new one-year virtual working programme, you can live and work by the beach.

United Arab Emirates


The application fees for this visa would be $287.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $5000.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.


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How does it work?

Your virtual working programme is valid for 1 year. It costs US$287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person. The program grants you access to all the standard services that residents benefit from, including telecoms, utilities, and schooling. You connect to a global hub and a skilled workforce, composed of 200+ nationalities.

The steps

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 months’ 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.

Covid safety

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.

Work in Dubai

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.

Life in Dubai

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.

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