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Retirement residency visa

Start your next chapter and make the most of your freedom in one of the world’s most connected, dynamic, and safest cities with Dubai's Golden Retirement Visa.

About the programme

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is an exciting destination with incredible attractions and an upbeat energy.

A sunshine-filled city, Dubai offers an outstanding quality of life for retirees. The city is famed for its friendly, multicultural population and array of lifestyle experiences that put convenience at the forefront – think on-demand home services and food delivery at the touch of a button.

The Dubai retirement visa is your chance to live in one of the world’s fastest growing, safest and most culturally-diverse places. It's time to enjoy your next exciting chapter.

Valid for 5 years, the renewable retirement visa is open to retired applicants who are aged at least 55 years old and fulfill one of these financial options:

Option 1
AED20,000 (approx. US$5,500) monthly income from pension or previous employer

Option 2
AED1 million (approx. US$275,000) savings in a 3-year fixed deposit

Option 3
AED2 million (approx. US$550,000) unmortgaged property 

Option 4
A combination of Option 2 and 3 valued at least AED2 million (approx. US$550,000) in a 3-year fixed deposit and unmortgaged property

With the multiple-entry visa, you’ll be regarded as a resident of the UAE and can therefore freely travel and enter the country at your convenience. You’ll also have access to all the standard services that residents benefit from, including telecommunications and utilities.

Once you've decided which one of the four financial options you want to apply under – monthly income or pension, savings, property or a combination of savings and property, you'll need to prepare official documentation that proves your financial status.

All international applicants will need to send their passport copy and those of their dependents (if any), along with a copy of their marriage certificate if sponsoring their spouse. UAE residents will need to additionally provide copies of their current visa and Emirates ID, both for themselves and any dependents. 

Once all your documents are ready, e-mail your application to: retireindubai@dubaitourism.ae

Relocate to Dubai

Whether working remotely from Dubai, permanently moving your business, or coming for retirement, there are lots of options for you to enjoy the full benefits of being a Dubai resident.

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