The world’s leading digital payment provider, Visa has officially opened its new headquarters (HQ) in Dubai for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region.
The new HQ, spanning 100,000 square feet will accommodate nearly 500 regional employees of the company and it can house up to 750 employees in the future. With this new office, Visa aims to improve its efficiency across almost 90 countries the company operates in the region.
Located at the heart of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City business districts, part of TECOM Group, the new Visa HQ will serve as a facility to cooperate with clients and partners to develop and deliver cutting-edge solutions for digital commerce and payment experiences.
“The new Visa headquarters is an important milestone for our work and presence in the CEMEA region in advancing the digital economy, developing innovative commerce solutions and strengthening strategic partnerships with governments, financial institutions, fintech and merchants. Our new purpose-built office space is designed to support a hybrid work environment and extends on Visa’s culture of collaboration, connection and community. The new space is a realization of our vision of a workplace of the future, a place where our employees, clients and partners can seamlessly collaborate to create solutions, develop user experiences and share ideas, all with the goal of helping businesses, individuals and economies thrive.”
The new HQ, which put forward a futuristic workplace, offers multiple types of workspaces where employees can collaborate and socialize, work quietly, or in groups, to take into account different working styles and to nurture a culture of creativity, productivity and wellbeing.
The key highlights of the new HQ include the state-of-the-art innovation center that includes immersive experience zones that enable on-site prototyping, such as a connected home, rapid transit, connected car, crypto zone, retail concept, airline lounge, and small merchant bazaar.
The HQ also features cutting-edge technologies like a hypermatrix wall, and purpose-built briefing centers and collaboration zones. Further, the new space houses CEMEA’s first Visa University campus which will host training and educational programs for Visa employees, clients and partners.
“During the pandemic, our employees worked remotely without compromising their productivity or creativity. Moving forward, we want to offer our employees the flexibility of a hybrid work model and have put the necessary infrastructure, technology and policies in place to support a work environment that allows for both on-site and remote working and includes several health and safety solutions that will always place the health and safety of our employees and visitors as a priority,” Mr. Torre added.