Dubai is inviting Brits to come and work remotely from the city for a year

For many people, the novelty of working from home has long worn off.

However, Dubai may be offering up the ideal option for those looking for a change of scenery, but not a change in career.

The UAE city is opening a new programme for remote workers, allowing you to go to the hotspot and ‘work from home’ there for a year.

Successful applicants will be entitled to all of the city’s services, as well as having access to the co-working spaces. Plus, there will be ample opportunity to explore the city’s world-famous beaches, restaurants and landmarks.

The programme costs approximately £217.80, and you’ll also need to pay for health insurance with ‘valid UAE coverage’, as well as a processing fee.

You can already apply on the Visit Dubai website, but there will be a few requirements if you want to qualify for the scheme.

Dubai Marina skyline

For example, you’ll need a passport with minimum six months’ validity, as well as proof of employment and a minimum salary of approximately £3,815.80 per month.

If you are tempted, it’s worth making sure you’re familiar with Dubai’s laws and customs as some are quite different to those in the UK – you can find out more in the FCDO Dubai advice.

The advice is where you will also find any extra entry requirements or rules you need to be aware of, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.


Dubai isn’t the first destination to have a launched a scheme of this nature.

In fact, in recent months a number of Caribbean islands such as Anguilla and Barbados have unveiled new visas specifically aimed at remote workers.

Unlike tourist visas you can keep working to earn money during that time – but you don’t need to commit to a full residency permit.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up some of the best destinations with visas for remote workers including some of the requirements if you do want to apply. 

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