The UAE has launched two new visa categories: a remote work

visa, and a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa.

The one-year (renewable) remote work visa enables professionals

of any nationality to live and work remotely from the UAE even

though their employment is in another country. This is an expansion

of the Dubai-only virtual work visa announced earlier this


Applicants will require health insurance covering UAE and a

passport with a minimum six-month validity. They also require

either proof of employment with a contract valid for at least one

year and a salary of at least $5000 per month, or proof of company

ownership for at least one year and an income of at least $5000 per


The multiple-entry tourist visa will be granted for five years

without the need for a sponsor/guarantor. It is available to any

nationality and allows unlimited entries. For each entry, the visa

holder can stay in the country for up to 90 days, extendable by

another 90.

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