Can the entire family - the father, mother, father, children under 18, and daughters who are not married - obtain a residency visa for the UAE?
For apartments, the principal home property buyer (for example, the father) will be given a 3-year multiple entry UAE residency card. He can then sponsor his wife, any children under the age of 18, and any unmarried daughters beyond the age of 18.
For shops, the primary buyer of the property (for example, the father) will be given a 3-year multiple entry UAE residency visa. He can then sponsor his wife, any children under the age of 18, and any unmarried daughters beyond the age of 18.
The shop owner would need a commercial trading licence, which is available from the Government of Dubai Economic Dept., in order to run the shop as a business. The investor would need to either form a limited liability company or obtain a service agent licence, depending on the type of economic activity that would be taking place in the business.
With some restrictions, the UAE Cabinet approved a long-term visa system for some foreigners, including successful business people, researchers with specialised skills in the humanities and sciences, and exceptional students.
A minimum investment of AED 5 million qualifies for a 5-year residence visa, whereas AED 10 million qualifies for a 10-year residence visa, provided that non-real estate assets account for at least 60% of the overall investment.