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Dubai, Airbnb launch remote working hub for remote workers

11:06 PM | 26 Dec, 2022
Dubai, Airbnb launch remote working hub for remote workers

DUBAI - A one-stop working hub has been launched by holiday listings website Airbnb in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) to facilitate remote workers in the emirate.

Professionals searching for accommodation and work in Dubai can now use the portal to find local long-term listings as well as helpful information on entry requirements and visa policies.

The remote working hub will serve as a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers, the DET said.

The move comes an year after the UAE introduced a one-year digital nomad visa in March 2021. Under the visa, the workers can live in the Emirates while continuing to work for employers in their home countries even if the company has no presence in UAE. 

The UAE seems to be opening up to the outside world in terms of visa regime and the digital nomad visa comes on the heels of Covid-19 pandemic.

The digital nomad visa allows people to enter the UAE from overseas under self-sponsorship and work according to the terms and conditions issued with the visa.

Earlier this year, Airbnb included Dubai in its list of the top 20 most remote worker-friendly destinations in the world. Under the remote working hub programme, Airbnb and the DET will promote Dubai to remote workers searching for accommodation and guidance for their long-term stays.

With the latest reforms introduced by UAE, long term stays are being sought after by overseas individuals. The data by Airbnb suggests that in the first three months of 2022, searches for international solo travel in the UAE for long-term stays grew by more than 280 per cent as compared to 2019.

The hub can be accessed here.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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