Minister reveals vision to attract global talent to ‘live, work and retire’ in UAE
the United Arab Emirates develops a long-term vision to attract global talent to live, work and retire in the country. Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, The Minister of State for Foreign Trade said it was essential to attract skilled foreign workers to accelerate economic growth. He said that a “Ecosystem” was set up to strengthen the UAE’s status as a premier tourist destination.
“Qualified human capital is at the heart of economic growth and competitiveness, and this is particularly true in the era of the knowledge economy”, Dr Al Zeyoudi says The National.
“Therefore, attracting international talent is essential to complement our domestic talent pool and boost our information economy.
“We want to increase the share of knowledge workers and skilled human resources in our total population and workforce in order to meet the current and potential demand of the UAE employment sector.”
UAE becomes more popular destination for foreign talent
The UAE has also announced a number of projects to encourage job migration from around the world. The Cabinet announced the introduction of a residence permit for remote workers in March.
The residence permit, according to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and leader of Dubai, means that “any employee anywhere in the world can reside in the UAE to work remotely, even if the company is not present in the region.” Sheikh Mohammed announced in January his intention to allow non-Emiratis to obtain UAE citizenship for the first time.
Trained practitioners will be appointed by government or royal court officials under the program. Hassan Arafat, director of the Center for Membranes and Advanced Water Technology at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, expressed pride in being among the first residents to obtain citizenship. A 10-year gold card visa system was also introduced in May 2019 to allow outstanding staff and foreign investors to stay in the country for an extended period.
“Our policies and programs will help build an ecosystem that attracts global talent.
“Facilitated immigration pathways, improved social insurance features, and increased flexibility and mobility of the workforce are some of the essential elements of this ecosystem.
“We will also work with our partners to improve other important elements such as social cohesion and inclusion, affordability of education, accessibility of health care, as well as factors related to the regulatory environment. , commercial and commercial. “
What kind of talent is the UAE looking for?
“Talented people are those who have the potential to contribute and compete in the career of their choice, thereby contributing to the socio-economic growth of the UAE and the advancement of their national goals and aspirations,” the Minister said.
“They include professional skills, imaginative, scientific and creative talents, entrepreneurial talents and all other segments of knowledge workers.” Talents are of many types and we welcome talented people from all backgrounds and nationalities. “