10-year Blue Visa in UAE: Which jobs could get you the long-term residency

  • Date: 23-May-2024
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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10-year Blue Visa in UAE: Which jobs could get you the long-term residency

Published: Thu 23 May 2024, 6:00 AM

A new 10-year UAE ‘Blue Residency’ announced recently could create hundreds of job opportunities for those who care about the environment, experts have said. The long-term visa will help climate advocates balance their passion for the environment and job security.

Dr Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said the visa will attract talents in the field of sustainability and climate champions from all over the world.

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An expert said the visa is expected to generate employment opportunities for those who are trained or educated in areas of sustainability. These include environmental scientists and researchers, according to Libbie Burtinshaw, head of Operations at business formation and support provider PRO Partner Group. “The new visa will, of course, attract new talent to the region, but it is also expected to offer an additional element of security to existing residents, who may find themselves eligible.”

Another expert listed the sectors where jobs would be created as a result of the visa. Azeem Zainulbhai, co-founder and chief product officer at talent-on-demand platform Outsized, said the long-term residency will boost jobs centred around environmental sustainability: