The new resolutions are among several initiatives approved by the cabinet during a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday to position the UAE as an ideal work and tourist destination, said a Wam news agency report.
The meeting was held in the presence of Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
HH Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: "During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote Work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country."
He added: "We also approved a multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities to strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital."
Sheikh Mohammed reaffirmed that the government continue developing flexible programmes and initiatives to place the UAE as one of the world’s best governments to provide services, and offer the best quality of life for citizens and residents.
He noted: "We are working with clear objectives to boost our economic status globally and provide the best quality of life to our citizens and residents. Our journey of development endures."
Remote Work Visa
With aims to attract talents and expertise from all over the world, the UAE cabinet approved a new Remote Work Visas scheme to enable employees from all over the world to work remotely from the UAE. The one-year visa allows foreigners to enter the UAE under self-sponsorship and work in line with terms and conditions issued with the visa.
The major step, considered first of its kind in the region, aims to boost the competitiveness of the UAE’s tourism sector and support the national economy. It provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs and talents to innovate in the UAE’s safe and attractive business environment, with access to all the necessary services including world-class utilities and telecoms.
The new scheme aims to support the public and private sector, enhance the work-life balance, boost productivity and improve the business environment. It also enables employees to expand their digital skills and adapt to the emerging gig economy.
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa
A new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa can now be issued for all nationalities, in a step that aims to facilitate the process for tourists and visitors. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.
On the global sphere, Sheikh Mohammed announced that "the UAE has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS states. Our economic partnerships will continue growing."
He reaffirmed that the UAE’s development journey continues as changes remain to be taking place to renew and improve government work.
The cabinet adopted several resolutions to enhance the country’s legislative system including amendments on some provisions of the federal law on Establishing Mediation and Conciliation Centres in Civil and Commercial Disputes and the use of technologies in the judicial system.
Water and Energy Demand Management Programme
The UAE cabinet approved a national water and energy demand management programme and a new system for hydrogen fuel-powered vehicles. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, "We approved a national system for hydrogen fuel-powered vehicles and a national water and energy demand management programme to increase the efficiency of the three most energy-consuming sectors (transport, industry and construction) by 40 percent."