Abu Dhabi was ranked as the best destination for people looking to work remotely during the winter. The UAE Capital came at the top as a destination for remote workers, with 10.2 hours of sunshine between October and February.
This information came from a study by Business Name Generator, that compared 50 of the world’s most popular cities.
They analyzed different metrics, including average rental costs, quality of life score, WiFi speed, monthly cost of living for nomads, winter sunshine hours, winter temperature and average flight time from London.
With average winter temperatures of 22.6°C, the UAE is the perfect place for remote workers and digital nomads to go to and escape the cold weather. The city enjoys an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine a day in the winter months.
“Abu Dhabi’s remote work visa will allow them to benefit from the capital’s heavenly beaches, warm weather and high quality of life score,” said the study.
The emirate also provides “travellers with low-crime rates, clean streets and trailblazing infrastructure”.
If you want to work remotely from Abu Dhabi, you can! The UAE government launched a remote work visa in 2021 that enables employees to live in the Emirates while they work for companies based in another country.
If you apply for the one-year remote work visa, you are required to submit proof that you work for an organisation outside the UAE and receives a monthly income of $3,500 (Dh12,845) or its equivalent.
This is the full list of the top 10 destinations around the world for digital nomads chasing the sun.
- Abu Dhabi
- Buenos Aires
Meanwhile, New York, Zurich, Boston, Seattle and London were found to be the most expensive cities for digital nomads.