Dubai Invites Work From Home Employees To Relocate & Work With Zero Income Tax (Terms & Conditions)
New opportunities are protruding with the start of new normal which is work from home globally.
Citing the same, the government of Dubai is coming up with a new program that facilitates all professionals across the globe who are working remotely to relocate to and live in Dubai.
How Does It Work?
This move will allow them to continue to work for an employer in their home country.
In addition to that, they will also stand to benefit from Dubai’s zero income tax for individuals.
According to the Dubai government, this programme will allow remote workers and their families to relocate to Dubai, on an annual basis.
To back this decision, the government promised ‘a strong digital infrastructure’, on Wednesday.
Who Can Relocate?
As per the report, the eligibility criteria for this programme includes that the person should have a passport with minimum six months validity.
In addition to that, the person should have a salary of a minimum of US $5,000 per month, last month’s payslip, proof of employment from the current employer with a one-year contract validity and bank statement of three preceding months.
Apart from these, the person will also need to have health insurance with UAE coverage validity.
In case if the applicant is a company owner then they will have to produce a proof of ownership of the company for one year or more and an average monthly income of US $5,000 per month, and the bank statements of three preceding months.
How Much It Cost?
As per the reports, the programme is priced $287. Additionally medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person will be applied.
What Benefits Will Be Provided?
After acceptance, the individual will be able to obtain all services in Dubai including telecom, utilities, and schooling.
According to the Dubai government, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) awarded Dubai the Safe Travels Stamp.
With this achievement, the Emirate becomes a safe country to travel and relocate, despite the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Director General, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Helal Saeed Almarri said, “The global pandemic has changed how we live and work. As multinationals and leading start-ups across the world accelerate their rates of digital adoption, the need to be physically present to fulfil professional responsibilities has been redefined,”.
He added, “People continue to prioritise their health, wellbeing and ability to ensure a positive work-life balance. Dubai is uniquely positioned to offer a safe, dynamic lifestyle opportunity to these digitally savvy workers and their families while they continue to work remotely, whether it is for a couple of months or an entire year,”.