UAE Work Visas
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates – including Dubai – and has an indigenous population of 1.4 million Emiratis, plus an expatriate population numbering 7.8 million. Rich in oil and natural gas resources, the UAE is a high-income economy – the second largest of the Gulf states – which offers many lucrative employment opportunities.
In the UAE the climate is arid and sub-tropical with hot summer temperatures and warm winters. Dubai itself is an international city and an important business gateway to many African countries and West Asian business communities. English is commonly spoken and understood here, and the city's expatriate social life is very much in evidence. The people who live and work in this young city hail from all over the world and are friendly and welcoming. Here it is possible to enjoy most of the benefits of a western lifestyle and also explore the very different Emirati culture.
If you wish to work in the UAE, it is crucial that to seek expert advice about obtaining a Dubai work permit.
Different categories of Dubai work visa
Dubai work visas usually require an application from a prospective employer. The employee will also need to meet eligibility criteria and provide documents in support of the application. Brighter Candidates is able to lead this entire process – from the initial employer application right through to the final visa approval.
Dubai work permit
The main category of Dubai work visa is referred to as the “Residence permit for employment issued for an employee”. It permits an employee planning to work in Dubai in a private sector role to remain in the country for up to three years. To qualify for this category, applicants must provide a range of evidence in support of their application. This includes evidence to prove that you are working in the UAE, medical certificates, and other business-related information. Take our free assessment to find out exactly how to qualify.
Dubai work permit (public sector)
This category of work visa for Dubai is designed specifically for public sector employees. Like the standard category of Dubai work visas, it is also valid for a maximum of three years. However, the supporting documents required to apply are very different, and this category of Dubai work visa is generally easier to obtain. To find out which visa is best for you, simply take our free assessment.
Short-term Dubai work visas
Dubai also offers short-term visas which will allow you to work in the UAE. Although this Dubai work permit is short-term, it still grants the same rights to live and work in Dubai. This may turn out to be your best option if you are a business visitor or an employee on a short-term contract. To find out the ideal visa for your requirements, just take our free assessment and allow the Brighter Candidates experts to do the rest.
If you would like information on business visas, please visit our Dubai business visa page.
February 12, 2015