If you got required qualifications, skills, work experience or a degree/diploma in UAE’s skill shortage occupations then you will easily find a high paying job in Dubai or anywhere in UAE but at the very far end you will be required to apply for a Dubai work VISA which will actually be UAE work visa that is this article all about.
If you want to enter Dubai or anywhere in UAE then you will be offered with 4 types of UAE work visa and based on the type of your employment you have to choose the right type of UAE work visa for yourself so lets get familiar with all these 5 types of Emirati work visas in this article.
Is it Possible to Find Jobs in Dubai on Visitor VISA?
This is a very common question being asked by international job seekers and i am glad to answer it with a good news for all of you that yes it is totally possible for you to obtain UAE visitor visa to enter Dubai in order to find job in their local market and once you get an employment then you need to get sponsored by your new employer for your new UAE residence permit and work visa whereas to get that you will be subject to pass medical exam and qualification standards.
4 Types of UAE Work VISA for International Job Seekers in UAE
So now lets discuss main content of this article which are 4 types of UAE work visa available to international job seekers in 2024 and i suggest you should please carefully read purpose of each of these 4 UAE visa types in order to choose most suitable one for you:
1- UAE Standard Work Permit – Employer Sponsored
Most common type of UAE work visa is known as standard work visa which is basically an employer sponsored work permit issued to skilled workers, or highly qualified individuals signing an employment contract with employer which is then subject to approval from UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE).
So if you want this UAE standard work permit then your first task would be to enter accept job offer, sign contract, and then apply for UAE entry visa through which you will be able to enter UAE. After that you will be required to report to your employer in UAE who will then be responsible to apply for your UAE standard work visa and residence permit as per UAE immigration policies (Ref u.ae).
2- Golden VISA for UAE
This UAE golden VISA is a premium visa type for UAE available to those individuals who do not want to have a local UAE sponsor for staying in UAE for study, or work purposes for a period of up to 10 years.
And if you are curious to know who would actually easily qualify for this golden UAE visa then my short answer would be healthcare professionals, athletes, engineers/scientists, artists, and architects/innovators and if you manage to get this UAE golden visa then you will enjoy a large set of benefits including sponsoring your dependent/close family members to invite them to UAE as per policies stated by Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) (Ref U.ae).
3- NOMAD Visa for UAE
This is actually a brand new VISA type started by UAE immigration department in hope to capture international remote/online workers to allow them to live in UAE and work from UAE and if you ask me why a remote worker would consider working remotely from UAE then i have some surprising facts for you to read.
Let say if you are a remote worker living in UAE on their new NOMAD visa then you will be totally exempted to pay capital gain tax, income tax, local taxes, or withholding taxes and with that you will enjoy totally free internet connection, get your emirates ID, and have access to world class UAE’s healthcare facilities.
4- UAE Green VISA
See if you are a self employed individual then i recommend you to opt for UAE’s green visa since this specific type of visa is designed only for self employed people to enter UAE for up to 5 years without the need of a UAE local sponsor whereas you will also be able to sponsor your family members if you hold green visa for UAE.