UAE: New Freelance Work Permits Launched In Dubai

Dubai Internet City (DIC) launched a new freelance permit for people working in the technology sectors, which will assist professionals to increase their income sources and also help the free zone attract international and local talent.

The freelance package costs Dh7,500 per year, which is inclusive of the freelancer permit and access to the business centre. If the individual needs a visa, DIC will help in this regard through the process.

Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Park had also launched a similar package a few months back, targeted at education and media sectors. It was also priced at the same rate.

Technology professionals in the domains of the web, mobile, software development and architecture, IT and telecommunication networking, data science and analytics, and customer service, as well as stakeholders providing technical support and related services are eligible to apply for the freelance package.

The freelancers will have the flexibility to choose the company they work with, the projects they work on and manage their own schedule.

It is estimated that there are around 100,000 licensed freelancers paid on a short-term contract basis. An increasing number of companies are offering flexible work schedules and the option of working from home, which has not only helped increase productivity levels but also brought down operational costs.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times