United Arab Emirates Residence By Investment Programme

The United Arab Emirates, a vibrant and strategically located country in the Arabian Gulf, has rapidly transformed into a global powerhouse, attracting investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. The UAE’s Residence by Investment Programme offers business and real estate investors the opportunity to become a part of its success story in a matter of weeks.

Minimum Investment (Business SetUp)
USD 10,000

Minimum Real Estate Investment
USD 204,500

Time to Residency
1-4 weeks


The UAE is a modern and vibrant country located in the Middle East, bordered by the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The country is made up of seven different emirates. Its cities feature impressive skylines, luxurious shopping centres, vibrant nightlife destinations and glamourous resorts. One of the safest places to live, the country is home to over 200 different nationalities, making it one of the world’s most cosmopolitan destinations.

The UAE’s economy is supported by oil and gas reserves, and is home to booming finance, tourism, culture, and technology sectors. Dubai, a world-renowned city, has become a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, and the city is also home to iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah. The UAE’s natural beauty includes majestic deserts, white sand beaches, crystalline waters, and rocky mountains.

  • The capital of the country is Abu Dhabi
  • The currency is UAE Dirham (AED)
  • The population is 9,516,000

United Arab Emirates Residence By Investment​ DETAILS

The UAE’s Residence by Investment Programme presents the ideal opportunity for families seeking an alternative residence or lucrative investment property in one of the most exciting destinations in the world. The programme allows investors to become a UAE resident in as little as 1 week.

This programme offers different options including a company setup route, which grants a 3-year residence visa with total costs starting at AED36,500 (USD 10,000). For property investors, the programme requires a minimum property investment of AED 750,000 (USD 204,500) for a 2-year investor visa and AED 2,000,000 (USD 544,000) for a 10-year Golden Visa. The property can be utilised as a rental property while still maintaining its status as an investment.

BENEFITS OF United Arab Emirates Residence By Investment​

Visa-free travel

UAE’s residence visa holders can enjoy visa-free travel across a number of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian destinations.

Time to citizenship

Become a UAE resident in 1 week with VIP processing, and 2-4 weeks with standard processing.


The UAE is home to one of the most attractive taxation systems in the world, with low corporate taxes and no taxes on income, capital gains, gifts, inheritance, or wealth.


A single applicant can apply for family members to become his/her dependents including spouse and children.


The applicant and his/her family will have the right to live, work, and study in the UAE, availing all the same benefits as other UAE residents, including access to world-class facilities.



According to the applicant’s needs and business activity in the UAE, Passport Legacy’s experienced consultant recommends the applicable business license to the applicant. A 3-year residence visa can be expected with total costs starting at AED 36,500 (USD 10,000).

To obtain a 2-year investment visa, applicants must invest in real estate worth at least AED 750,000 (USD 204,500). For the UAE’s 10-year Golden Visa, a real estate investment of at least AED 2,000,000 (USD 545,000) is required. Investors must maintain the property investment to keep their visa valid, and both visas can be renewed.

Application process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 4 weeks between initiating the process and receiving the residency documents.

The application process can be divided into the following stages:



  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors.
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.
  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.



  • Applicant fulfils real estate investment requirements.
  • Applicant travels to the UAE.
  • Documents are prepared and an application for a UAE residence visa is submitted.
  • Applicant completes medical fitness test.



  • Application is processed.
  • Application is approved.
  • Applicant submits biometric data.



  • UAE Visa is granted in 2-4 weeks.
  • Client can choose to stay or leave the UAE.
  • Our team continues to support, making sure that the Emirates ID reaches the client.

Invest in your future with Passport Legacy and unlock a world of possibilities. Connect with one of our client advisors today to book a private consultation and discover bespoke residence and citizenship by investment solutions that cater to your unique needs.

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