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.
Why retire in Dubai?
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.
How does it work?
Valid for 5 years, the renewable retirement visa is open to retired applicants who are at least 55 years old. They must also fulfil one of these financial options:
Minimum yearly income of AED180,000 (approx. US$49,000 annually or AED15,000/US$4,100 per month)
AED1 million (approx. US$275,000) savings in a 3-year fixed deposit
AED1 million (approx. US$275,000) unmortgaged property OR mortgaged property, for which the payment to date is at least AED1 million
A combination of Options 2 and 3, with a minimum value of AED1 million (approx. US$275,000) in a 3-year fixed deposit and property (worth at least AED500,000 each)
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.
How do I apply?
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, submit your application to one of two relevant authorities, based on which financial option you choose.
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.