Investor Residence Visa
From 2015 it became possible for Real Estate Investors to obtain an Investor Residence Visa.
The cumulative value of the properties must be above 1 Million aed for each visa application and the visa needs to be renewed every 2 years.
The visa holder must visit the UAE at least one day within 180 days from the last visit, in order to maintain the validity of the residence visa, otherwise the visa will automatically expire.
The investor must apply for renewal before the visa expiry date and while being in the UAE - the process will take approximately 3 working days.
The property associated to the investor residence visa can be normally rented but cannot be sold until the visa is cancelled.