Dubai is a large city that is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is located on the Arabian Peninsula. It’s a very small political entity in terms of land size, but due to the large amounts of wealth that the UAE has created via its interests in oil and gas, Dubai has one of the richest populations on earth, when measured on a per-capita basis.
Dubai has gone through a big commercial development in the last 30 years, and it’s a very modern city. Additionally, Dubai has a thriving ex-pat community. It’s a regional banking and transportation hub, which means that making trips to other areas of the world is easy from the city-state.
While it may not be for every digital nomad, Dubai is an exotic and exciting city that is worth paying a visit, especially now that there is a digital nomad visa for Dubai.
Applicants will need the following:✅ All applicants must have a passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity.
✅ All applicants must have health insurance with UAE coverage.
✅ If you’re an employee, you must show proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity.
✅ If you’re an employee, you must have a minimum of $5,000 per month salary.
✅ You must show last month’s payslip and three preceding month’s bank statements.
✅ If you’re a business owner, you must show proof of ownership of your company for one year or more.
✅ If you’re a business owner, you must have an average monthly income of $5,000.
You must also show three preceding months’ bank statements.
How to Apply for the Digital Nomad Visa for Dubai:All applicants can apply for the Remote Working Visa in-country or from outside the United Arab Emirates. You can apply online or through accredited typing centers. Once you fill out the corresponding form and submit all your paperwork, your application will be reviewed. All applications are reviewed and processed by Reelo, which are official partners of DTCM. It has been confirmed on the website that each Remote Work Visa only lasts for exactly 12 months. Once it’s expired, digital nomads have to reapply and resubmit all documents from the start, and a new visa will be issued if the applicant still meets the requirements.
The application process should follow these steps:
- Check out the requirements to qualify
- Gather the needed documents
- Fill out the forms
- Submit the forms and documentation to the correct authority
- Wait for approval
✌️ Additionally. Remote Working Visa holders can sponsor residence permits for their dependent spouse, children, and parents.
Documents required to apply for the digital nomad visa:✅ Passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity.
✅ Health insurance with UAE coverage.
✅ If you’re an employee, proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity.
✅ Last month’s payslip and three preceding month’s bank statements.
✅ If you’re a business owner, proof of ownership of your company for one year or more.
✅ Three preceding months’ bank statements.
🙂 Digital nomad hotspots.The city of Dubai is divided into different districts. As mentioned before, the most traditional and authentic ones are the Bur Dubai and Deira districts.
The popular hotspots for digital nomads and other remote workers are Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. You will find great Wi-Fi access and plenty of amenities to enjoy.
Dubai is also known as a high-end business center. There are plenty of opportunities in the city! Even though as a digital nomad, you most likely already have a secure job, you should know that Dubai is full of business opportunities. Hundreds of companies have their branches in the city, and they offer a competitive and encouraging business environment.
🤑 Cost of Living:You can rent a studio apartment in the city center for $2,042/month. Airbnbs cost around $3,432/month, so it is much better to find an apartment to rent.
You can buy a meal at an inexpensive restaurant for $10. A cappuccino costs $5.11 and a beer costs around $12.
Getting around Dubai is easy. It has two convenient Metro lines (red and green), and they run through the busiest areas of the city. There are also many low-cost buses that run 24-hours. Make sure to purchase a Nol Card, a rechargeable card you can use for the metro, bus, taxis, and trams. We recommend you get the Silver Nol Card, which is the starter card for regular use. The Silver Nol Card costs 25AED ($6.81) upfront, and it can be loaded up to 100AED ($27).