By-lined Article written by Simon Mason, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Revenue Officer, Writer Relocations
Dubai, UAE, 27 June 2023: The UAE is the number one place for expats to thrive professionally, according to InterNations Expat City Ranking 2022’s Expat Essentials Index. The survey stated that expats love working in the UAE with about four in five expats (79 percent) advised that moving to the UAE has improved their career prospects, ranking the country first worldwide for this factor.
In addition, the UAE has been ranked this year’s top destination for talent in the Arab region and 21st globally, according to the latest IMD World Talent Ranking. The country moved two places up in the annual study that rates 63 economies based on their ability to attract and retain skilled workers. The UAE was also 11th globally in the ‘Quality of life’ in the same report.
The country attracts talent from all over the world including C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, business owners and more, through varied forms of lucrative visa schemes, quick facilities, easy processes to set up business or find a job. The government’s introduction to visa programmes has enhanced prospects for overseas employees to live and work in the country. That includes a facelift of the 10-year golden visa to streamline eligibility conditions and multiply the types of recipients.
The green visa was also introduced to offer five-year residency to skilled workers without requiring a sponsor or employer. Moreover, the UAE recently executed a new unemployment insurance programme for federal government and private sector employees, to which all workers must subscribe from January 1, 2023.
The UAE’s success is underpinned by its commitment to providing expatriates with unique life experiences, and high living standards that not just surpass those of their home countries, but rate among the world’s best overall. The country is a home to a melting pot of cultures, people from over 210 nationalities choose to move into the city as their home.
A cosmopolitan country with a hub of opportunities, business, and investment, the UAE is the first choice for people choosing to relocate to a new country. While the UAE is home to several prominent locations, our records suggest that Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is the most preferred location for individuals relocating to Dubai. The location offers not only a safe and secure environment, but also friendly policies and a great neighbourhood.
The crème-de-la-crème location buzzes with good crowd, community services and entertainment facilities. The prices for homes are competitive and are equipped with best facilities to offer the luxury people have been seeking. Its easy proximity to major areas, including work and education, is a key element of its appeal. That’s not all, its well-equipped infrastructure is perfect for executives looking to start their own business or experience luxury living.
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For over 65 years, we at Writer Relocations have been a key player in the global relocation industry, providing end-to-end services in the people and asset mobility space. Every year, Writer Relocations manages over 8,000 relocations, making it one of the preferred premium mobility players. We manage relocations for employees and executives of over 3,000 global companies. Writer Relocations has presence across 8 countries with a partner network across 190 countries.