I am an expat living abroad and I recently purchased a property in Dubai. Can I obtain a residence visa?


It is possible to obtain a two-year residence visa if the property is valued over AED 1 million, fully paid and having no mortgage on it. You will have to apply for an approval from the Land Department before obtaining the visa. The residency fees vary from time to time so it is best to check with the Land Department directly on the total costs associated with obtaining the residence visa.