Dubai: Airbnb has announced the opening of the Dubai Remote Working Hub, a one-stop shop for aspirant remote workers as part of a cooperation with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
The hub now provides inspiration for neighbourhood long-term listings as well as useful details on entry criteria and visa laws for anyone wishing to live and work in Dubai. Airbnb launched its Live and Work Anywhere program earlier this year in order to find the places in the globe that are the most accommodating to remote workers.
The Live and Work Anywhere program will see Airbnb and Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism promote the city to remote workers seeking accommodation and guidance for their long-term stays.
The choice of where to live and work has become more flexible for millions of people. In the first quarter of 2022, long-term stays reached an all-time high, more than tripling in size from the first quarter of 2019, with about one in five guests globally reported using Airbnb to work remotely while travelling.
Long-term stay searches for foreign solo travel in the United Arab Emirates increased by over 280 percent in the first three months of 2022 compared to the same time in 2019. According to the 2022 Savills Executive Nomad Index, Dubai is one of the top 3 cities in the world for executive nomads to dwell.