Abu Dhabi launches 'freelancer licence' for 48 types of businesses

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A freelance licensing system has been introduced in Abu Dhabi for 48 different types of economic activities.

UAE citizens, residents as well as non-residents can apply for the permits but applicants must provide evidence of expertise in their chosen business activity.

Residents employed in the government or private sector are also eligible but they will require a no-objection letter from their employers.

According to the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), licence-holders will have the flexibility to work remotely or from authorised locations without the need to have any office space.

They can also apply for residence visas for themselves and their families.

The latest initiative is part of Abu Dhabi's efforts to diversify its employment and investment environment.

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