Retired residents over the age of 55 can apply for a long-term visa of 5 years.
For a retiree to be eligible for the retirement visa, he/she must:
- have worked for not less than 15 years inside or outside the UAE, or be 55 years old or more at the time of retirement
- own a property/properties of no less than AED 1 million, have financial savings of no less than AED 1 million or have a monthly income of AED 20,000 (15,000 a month for Dubai), and provide bank statement for the last six months.
The visa is valid for 5 years with the possibility of renewing it if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Learn about the retirement programme in Dubai and how to apply for a visa.