Calling All Gamers: Dubai Unveils a New Gaming Visa Program

Attention all gamers, streamers, and esports enthusiasts! Dubai has just launched a groundbreaking initiative designed to transform the city into a global gaming hub. Buckle up, because the Dubai Gaming Visa Program offers a unique opportunity to live, work, and thrive in this dynamic city while pursuing your passion for gaming.

This initiative is part of Dubai’s ambitious Program for Gaming 2033, a comprehensive strategy with a clear goal: to solidify Dubai’s position as a major player in the global gaming industry by 2033. This program has a two-pronged approach:

  • Job Creation: The program aims to create a staggering 30,000 new jobs within the gaming sector in Dubai. This translates to exciting career opportunities for talented individuals across various gaming disciplines.
  • Economic Boost: The program anticipates contributing a significant $1 billion to Dubai’s GDP. This influx of revenue will further fuel the city’s economic growth and development.

The Dubai Gaming Visa Program isn’t limited to just professional gamers. It extends a warm welcome to a diverse range of gaming enthusiasts, including:

  • Gamers: Aspiring and established gamers who want to build their careers in the esports arena.
  • Content Creators: YouTubers, streamers, and content creators who use their skills to entertain and engage gaming communities.
  • Industry Professionals: Game developers, programmers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals who contribute to the growth of the gaming industry.

Securing Your Dubai Gaming Visa: A Streamlined Process

To qualify for this program, applicants must be at least 25 years old. The application process is designed to be user-friendly and efficient. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Passport Copy: A clear and valid copy of your passport is a must-have.
  • Educational Qualifications: Provide documents showcasing your educational background.
  • Gaming Contribution (Optional): While not mandatory, showcasing your contributions to the gaming community, such as achievements or awards, can strengthen your application.
  • Desired Job Roles: Specify the gaming-related career path you’re interested in pursuing in Dubai.
  • Residency Permits/EIDs (if applicable): If you already hold residency permits or Emirates IDs, include them in your application.
  • Compelling CV: Craft a resume that highlights your gaming expertise, relevant skills, and experience.
  • Additional Information: you also have to provide additional details such as your current residence and work location, if applicable.

You have to submit your applications electronically through the official Dubai Gaming Initiative website. Once submitted, you’ll receive updates via email throughout the process. Upon successful application, you’ll get a coveted Creative and Talented Accreditation Certificate, which paves the way for your long-term residency in Dubai.

Dubai’s vision extends beyond attracting talented gamers. The city is actively courting leading tech companies, programmers, and developers to join this exciting venture. They’re also investing heavily in streamlining the visa application process, aiming to reduce processing times from a month to a mere 5 days. This signifies Dubai’s commitment to creating a vibrant and welcoming ecosystem for all gaming enthusiasts and industry professionals.

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Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.

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