Visa has opened its new headquarters in Dubai that will serve almost 90 countries across the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region.
Spanning 100,000 sq ft, the new HQ will house the company’s almost 500 regional employees – and can accommodate up to 750 employees in the future – expanding the company’s capabilities in the CEMEA region.
The open layout offers multiple types of workspaces. Some of the facilities include formal and informal meeting rooms equipped, focus booths, prayer rooms, mothers’ rooms, bike racks and bespoke catering.
The CEMEA headquarters will include the 10,000 square feet state-of-the-art innovation center. The innovation center features includes immersive experience zones that allow in-situ prototyping, such as a connected home, rapid transit, connected car, crypto zone, retail concept, airline lounge, and small merchant bazaar. It also features cutting edge technologies such as a hypermatrix wall, and purpose-built briefing centers and collaboration zones.
The new space also houses CEMEA’s first Visa University campus which will host a string of training and educational programs for Visa employees, clients and partners.
Andrew Torre, Visa’s regional president for the CEMEA region, said,
“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, fintechs 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.
“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.”
News Source: Gulf Business