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With more and more countries gradually opening its borders, working remotely and independently has started to take off and more major cities have decided to take part in this ever-growing trend. Today, numerous companies around the world have implemented 100% remote or hybrid work policies, enhancing the remote work culture for employees and businesses alike.

It comes as no surprise that Dubai has decided to ride this wave by offering innovative and appealing programs to live and work in the country.

Among these programs are Digital Nomad visa services and Freelance visa services. 



Digital Nomad Visa 

Many people are now choosing to live a digital nomad lifestyle because it allows them to work from anywhere in the world and Dubai is no exception as they have introduced the Digital Nomad Visa (formally called Remote Working Visa) to foreigners.

This visa allows employees, whose companies are based outside of the UAE, to work in Dubai remotely. The Digital Nomad Visa is also available to business owners who can run their companies remotely in Dubai and outside of the country of company incorporation.

Applicants will need the following:

  • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Passport Photo
  • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity.

For employees:

  • Proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$3,500 per month salary, last month's payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

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Freelance Visa 

Do you have unique services to offer in the fields of Media, IT and Technology, Education and Design? Do you want to work independently and remotely?

Then the Freelance Visa is just for you. A freelance visa allows one to work in Dubai and provide unique services while not being bound to a single company. Some examples of freelance work include social media influencers, content providers, make-up artists, fashion designers, web developers, IT and telecommunications experts, researchers, trainers, and the list goes on. 

Applicants will need the following:

    • Valid medical insurance
    • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
    • Passport photo
    • Portfolio/proof of work from social media i.e. Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube

Why should you choose to be a digital nomad or freelancer in Dubai? 

Dubai has always been a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and innovation. This allows the city to move forward at the forefront of the latest trends and become a hub for expats to live and work.  

Living and working in Dubai as a digital nomad or freelancer comes with benefits: 

      • Free from tax.
      • High-level of healthcare provision.
      • Access to resident facilities which includes opening bank accounts, phone lines and housing rentals. 
      • Fast internet connection 

Apply for your Digital Nomad or Freelance Visa with Make Fortune Business Solutions 

Our team of business setup experts at Make Fortune Business Solutions is ready to provide knowledgeable advice in applying for the right visa that suits all your needs. Additionally, we offer end-to-end business setup solutions, visa assistance and bank account opening assistance for you to run your business smoothly and effectively.