UAE tops Arab world in global remote work index

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 21 February 2021: The UAE has been ranked first in the Arab world and 31st globally in the remote working index issued by the UK-based Circle Loop.

The UAE is ranked ahead of countries such as Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Russia, the US and China. It was ranked second among best countries for the speed and efficiency of internet connections.

“Over the past year, the world has witnessed great changes brought about by repercussions from the Coronavirus pandemic, which were reflected in all aspects of life,” said Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications.

He also emphasised the importance of the ability of governments to quickly adapt to unexpected and urgent changes, noting that the UAE Government was able, through adopting a proactive and deliberate approach, to ensure the continuation of services, while preserving the health and safety of human resources by enabling 95 percent of workers to work remotely, said Wam.

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