UAE: 100,000 Coders To Be Granted Golden Visa

  • Publish date: Sunday، 11 July 2021
UAE: 100,000 Coders To Be Granted Golden Visa
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced the launch of the UAE "National Program for Coders".

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid highlighted that the program aims to design a number of national initiatives for developing talents, expertise and innovative projects in the field of coding, accelerating the adoption of its applications and tools in various economic and future sectors, and developing a close link between coders and the public, private and academic entities.

The National Program for Coding, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will grant golden visas to the best 100,000 coders worldwide. It will also provide a range of financing options to entrepreneurs and coders, support the implementation of their innovative projects and ideas, and establish digital companies to promote the competitiveness of the national economy worldwide.

Within its next phase, the program will invite coders from around the world to find innovative solutions to 100 government, economic, technological, health and services challenges and help accelerate the adoption of modern technologies. The program will also organize 10 hackathons, bringing together top-notch coders to support national efforts in developing an integrated system in the UAE based on the latest technologies.

On Twitter, His Highness announced that: "Today we launched the National Program for Coders in collaboration with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, HPE, LinkedIn, Nvidia and Facebook, with the aim of training and attracting 100,000 coders, establishing 1000 digital companies within 5 years and increasing investment in startups from AED 1.5 billion to AED 4 billion."

The National Program for Coders strategy focuses on 5 key pillars, namely: supporting coders, entrepreneurs, startups, large companies and the academic sector; developing a comprehensive platform for linking coders with local companies and universities; launching global initiatives supervised by a host of international trainers to enhance the efficiency of local talents; attracting the best International coding cadres to the UAE, and suggesting policies to empower the coding sector in cooperation with various government entities.