Deel partners with the Government of the United Arab Emirates to attract the best talent and companies to the region


It’s official: Deel, the fast-growing global payroll and onboarding company, has partnered with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attract the world’s best talent and high-growth companies to its region. The UAE aims to become the world’s leading tech hub for remote workers by offering flexible visa categories for engineers, executives and remote workers.

Now, tech workers looking to relocate can count on the UAE and Deel to welcome them with open arms, through faster employment visas for tech workers, simplified residencies, as well as onboarding. high quality global, payroll and compliance support that Deel is known for. All of this translates into an influx of talent into the UAE, which will further drive economic growth and innovation in the region. This collaboration is a unique solution to accelerate the relocation of workers.

How it works

Over the past few years, the UAE Office for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications has successfully launched various initiatives to attract digital talent and innovative businesses to the country. The government has pledged to double the size of its digital economy contribution to non-oil GDP by 2031 through a host of diverse policy initiatives, one of which is attracting top digital talent and workers remotely in the United Arab Emirates.

Strategic partnership with UAE Office for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications aims to enable Deel’s integrated platform, support and customer base for employees working remotely relocating to the United Arab Emirates. Deel currently has over 8,000 customers, including Coinbase and Shopify. It has raised over $700 million, cementing its position as the most valuable company in the global hiring, payments and compliance space.

Both visa categories Deel customers will have faster access to include Golden and Green visas. UAE Golden Visa is a long-term residency granted to highly skilled workers and professionals. It consists of a 10-year self-sponsored residency with automatic renewal, no maximum number of support service workers, residency for family members including spouse and children, and no residency visa cancellations for any length of stay outside the UAE. The United Arab Emirates Green Visa consists of various flexible arrangements, one of which is a 1-year self-sponsored remote work residency or a 5-year self-sponsored Free-Lancer residency for self-employed.

In addition to offering Golden Visa and Green Visa for Deel customers, Deel has built a network of partnerships to facilitate flights and accommodation. The company also provides its clients with health insurance and 24/7 live phone support to help them get around and settle in quickly. This means that hiring in the United Arab Emirates has become faster, easier and much more attractive for Deel clients wishing to relocate.

Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Control Work requestssaid: “The agility of the United Arab Emirates allows it to strive to become one of the most prosperous nations by pioneering its digital economy. UAE embraces emerging technologies and empowers skilled talent to achieve the UAE’s 2071 centenary vision of digital transformation. SE added, “To accelerate digital development in the region, we need to embrace

innovative approaches in work models, and continue to develop the systems and practices of remote work. Apply remote work in the public and private sectors as one of the main working models reflects the government’s flexibility and determination to adapt and evolve with the unprecedented adventures of the digital economy, and in line with the prioritization of well-being and quality of life in the UAE.

Why it matters – beyond the UAE

The longer-term goal is that this collaboration can serve as a model for what Deel and other governments can do to facilitate the growth of new talent pools around the world.

Alex Bouaziz, co-founder and CEO of Deel: “Deel’s vision is to give anyone in the world the opportunity to work for incredible companies, accelerating economic growth and transforming new regions into centers of talents. Our partnership with the United Arab Emirates brings us one step closer to realizing this vision. »


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