Dubai is the latest destination to open its doors to virtual workers as the region struggles to attract talent and maintain its global reputation.
The UAE is not the first place in the world to offer virtual training, but it is the first to offer it as a form of employment, said Mohammed al-Qaboos, a Dubai-based training manager.
It allows employers to retain their best talent, and it also allows the country to attract the best talent from around the world, he said.
Dubai’s top-tier trainers say they are thrilled to open up their businesses to the virtual world.
I think this is a great step forward to develop our skills and our industry and make us a global leader in training, said Mohammad Al Qaboos of Dubai’s training center.
Al-Qabsaid that he will hire at least a dozen virtual trainers to oversee his shop.
They will come in from different countries, he added, but the trainers will stay with him 24/7, he told The Wall St. Journal.
He will take care of all the daily business and make sure we are successful.
We want to make sure that we are able to keep our business as a small shop as we can, he explained.