Dubai launches a new platform for freelancers

  • August 29, 2018

Dubai launches a new platform for freelancers

Professional life for freelancers is now easier in Dubai, due to the launch of an affordable certification and license package.

The ‘Gofreelance’ package brought by Tecom and Dubai Creative is aimed at people sponsored by their parents, partner or employees who want to make a career change.

Offering to professionals the opportunity to apply for a licence that will allow them to legally work in two sectors, education and media, for an annual fee of Dh7,500, the Goofreelance package is 70% cheaper than before.

The permit provided covers five different activities in education, including researcher or trainer and 50 activities in media such as journalist, actor and social-media specialist.

Promising to not ‘break the bank’, the new package covers the licence – a residential visa is subject to an additional cost of Dh4,000, plus Dh2,000 for a bank guarantee.

Mohammad Abdullah, managing director of Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park, highlighted that Gofreelance will enable professionals in the education and HR sectors to offer their services at a more affordable rate. Abdullah views Gofreelance as a unique opportunity for industry professionals to thrive and grow within Dubai Media City. This unparalleled business ecosystem offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and serves as a gateway to neighbouring markets, Abdullah concluded.

Enhancing work freedom for those looking to increase their income and boosting small or individual business ventures, the Gofreelance package aims to help freelancers own their career.

The new initiative is set to attract freelancers from across the globe as professional talent chooses Dubai as the place to thrive and increase their earnings.

“Businesses are increasingly turning to freelancers due to the need for flexibility and a more affordable workforce, especially during peak seasons, when the benefits of this pioneering offering will be most keenly felt,” Mr Abdullah noted.

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