Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum announced new visa liberalizations on Nov. 15, the Khaleej Times reported Nov. 15. Among others, all engineers in computer science, electronics, programming, electricity, and biotech and specialists in artificial intelligence, big data, virology and epidemiology plus their families can now seek a 10-year so-called UAE “golden visa.” – Source https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/uae-10-year-golden-residency-visa-approved-attract-skilled-workers
And here we have yet another competitor for highly skilled workers. The Arab countries offer tax free or tax competitive environments, and when looking at Australia these workers might simply prefer to go where the money is while they can!
Wouldnt surprise me at all to see others follow suit. Probably not the Saudis. Time will tell.