Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘Talent Pass’ licence to attract innovators to Dubai - GulfToday

Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘Talent Pass’ licence to attract innovators to Dubai


Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, Dubai Airport Freezone launches ‘Talent Pass’ license for freelance work. The new license aims to attract global talent and professionals in the fields of media, education, technology, art, marketing and consultancy. 

The Dubai Airport Freezone, part of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), signed an MoU with Dubai Culture and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA-DUBAI) at a ceremony held at DAFZ to facilitate the new initiative.

The initiative is expected to further vitalise the business environment in the free zone and strengthen #Dubai’s position as a global destination for innovators and talent.

As per the MoU, all parties will support efforts to attract global talent to Dubai and promote it as a centre for creativity and innovation. DAFZ will be committed to evaluate and process applications for the ‘Talent Pass’ and issue licenses that authorise holders to practice commercial activities within the free zone.

Dubai Culture will be committed to supporting the ‘Cultural Visa’ for holders of the applicable license and working to encourage talent to join the free zone and tap regional and global markets through awareness and communication programmes.

The GDRFA will also promote DAFZ as a preferred destination for global businesses and the emirate of Dubai as a business-friendly environment that provides talented individuals opportunities to expand their reach to a large consumer market.

The ‘Talent Pass’ qualifies its holder to obtain a residence visa for three years, in addition to renting office space through a wide range of modern office solutions provided by DAFZ. The office solutions feature efficient support and flexible operation costs, in addition to the option of obtaining services remotely.



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