What is the Dubai talent pass, how much does it cost and who can apply? – The National
Dubai Airport Free Zone this week introduced the talent pass freelance licence to attract and retain global talent. The scheme is aimed at boost the art, media, technology, marketing, culture, education, marketing and consultancy industries and is part of the emirate’s goal to boost its freelance workforce.
Dubai seeks to make its creative and cultural sectors a vital part of its economy. In November, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE’s National Strategy for the Cultural and Creative Industries to promote the growth of these sectors and increase their contribution to the country’s gross domestic product, accounting for 5 per cent of output over the next decade.
Also on the agenda is a plan to double the number of businesses operating in the sector as well as creating new jobs and raising the average income of workers.