DUBAI LAUNCHES FREELANCE PERMIT FOR TECH PROFESSIONALS
Dubai Internet City (DIC) has launched a new permit to enable freelance talent to work in the technology sector.
As part of the GoFreelance package, freelancers will have access to various services and facilities offered by DIC.
Experts in the domains of web, mobile, software development and architecture, IT and telecommunication networking, data science and analytics, and customer service, as those providing technical support and related services are eligible to apply, a statement said.
Freelancers will have the flexibility to choose the company they work with and the projects they work on. The fee for the package is Dhs7,500 per year, inclusive of the freelancer permit and access to the business centre.
Applicants must provide a completed form, CV, passport copy, bank reference letter, no objection certificate, portfolio of work, education credentials and certificates among other documents.
Ammar Al Malik, managing director, DIC and Dubai Outsource City, said: “The technology landscape in Dubai is evolving at breath-taking speed. It is imperative that businesses keep up with the pace at which technology is now being developed and consumed. In order to stay relevant, competitive and profitable, businesses need to ensure that they operate with a flexible business model, one that embraces the concept of freelance talent.
“GoFreelance is one such solution that businesses can take advantage of to keep up with the constant demand for talent.”