UAE offers golden visa and training to coders

UAE Golden Visa

Over the next five years, the UAE will witness a digital transformation to its economy as the country launched The National Program for Coders on Saturday. The initiative offers golden visas to 100,000 coders, as well as code training with tech giants. 

The UAE is going the extra mile to attract the best coders from around the globe, while offering them with the basis needed to develop innovative tech ideas. 

IT specialists and startups specialized in coding will have the chance to learn under the supervision of professionals from some of the largest and most dominant companies in the information technology industry. 

“We launched a national program for coders with Google, Microsoft, Amazon AWS, Cisco, IBM, HPE, LinkedIn, Nvidia & Facebook with aims to train 100,000 coders, establish 1,000 tech companies that will go global, & increase start-up investments from Dh1.5 billion to Dh4 billion,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE wrote on Twitter. 

According to Dubai’s ruler, the new national program was created in the hopes of boosting the country’s digital economy.  

“The world is rapidly changing, and the fast-growing digital economy will create new types of jobs. To thrive in the ever-evolving world, we must be ready to quickly cope with the emerging trends,” The Vice President and Prime Minister added. 

In addition to the UAE providing golden visas and training campaigns, the country will host several competitions that will bring together the finest IT specialists. 

Several universities such as the Khalifa University, University of Sharjah, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), and the American University in Dubai will also contribute to the national program.  

According to the president of MBZUAI, Eric Xing, the fields of IT and AI are closer than ever in becoming the future of the economy. Xing stressed that all countries should invest in building a new workforce, one that includes computer coders who innovate and produce software products. 

With many future jobs expected to rely on coding skills, IT professionals have become the center of businesses. According to Monster, one of the world’s largest employment website, skills in information technology and coding are the most in demand qualifications, while engineering came after. 

The modern language of today’s world is coding, and the UAE is not alone in going above and beyond to become fluent in that language.  

Many individuals have switched careers to jump on the tech-bandwagon. Multiple reports suggest that for IT and coding job roles, bachelor and master’s degrees are not a must, fueling hope in many people interested in taking part in the world’s digital revolution.