Dubai’s new scheme lets you live there without a UAE-based job

Dubai has launched a unique new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in the emirate while continuing to serve their employers in their home country.

The move provides remote workers – and their families – the opportunity to re-locate, on an annual basis, to the emirate.

To apply for the annual programme, click here. The programme costs $287 (Dh1,054.15) plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.

Criteria for eligibility under the new programme include:

> Passport with minimum 6 months validity
> Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
> Proof of Employment from the current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of $5,000 (Dh18,365) per month salary, last month’s payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements
> If the applicant is a company owner: proof of ownership of company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of $5,000 per month, and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.