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United Arab Emirates

The UAE is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and comprises of 7 emirates; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al Quwain and Fujairah. The UAE boasts of over 9 million people of which more than 80% are foreigners. The local population is tolerant and endearing, and are strongly committed to their age-old customs and traditions, deeply rooted in the culture and religion. The UAE boasts of one of the friendliest business environment, first-class basic amenities, an advanced educational system and state-of-the-art health services. Since 2018, the UAE Residency has become one of the most sought residency programs by non-UAE citizens across the world.

UAE Residency: Business Residency & Golden Visa Programs

UAE Residency Programs

Business Residency – by Business Setup - (Starting from) USD 4,000 (15,000 AED)
Golden Visa – by Real Estate Investment - (Starting from) USD 545,000 (2 million AED)

Processing time

3-4 weeks

Family Dependents

Spouse, Children, Parents, Domestic helpers (included in same application)

Types of Investment

Real Estate Investment:

Investment (in real estate property) Starting from USD 545,000 (2 million AED – 10 year visa – renewable) Be a Real Estate Investor Visa fees approx. 10,000 AED for investor and 6,000 AED per dependent
$ 545,000 Statring from

Business Residency

Company Establishment Starting from USD 4,000 (15,000 AED – 2 year visa – renewable) Be a Founder/Shareholder of an operating company Other government disbursements apply according to specific details supplied
$ 4,000 Starting from


  • Fast Residency application process; get UAE Residency in as little as 4 weeks;
  • Freedom to live, work and do business in the UAE without restrictions;
  • Access to some of the world’s best Free Trade Zones with ease of incorporating companies, ease of doing business and international links;
  • Investment in Real Estate Property with comparatively high annual ROI;
  • Ability to add on family members including spouse, children and parents;
  • Ability to add on domestic helpers;
  • Tax Advantage (0%) and more than a 100 Double Taxation Agreements;
  • No mandatory long-term physical residency requirement after residency is issued.

UAE Residency Program

UAE gives the option to Non-UAE nationals to obtain short-term (2-year) and long-term residencies (10-year). The Business Residency is a short-term residency visa obtained through business setups within the UAE Mainland or Free Trade Zones. The Golden visa is a long-term residence visa which enables foreign talents to live, and work or study in the UAE while enjoying exclusive benefits. To obtain the UAE Long Term Residency, the applicant must invest into a qualifying Real Estate Property. The property purchased must be held in the investor’s name and must reflect on the title deed accordingly. The investment must be equal to 2 million AED and the investment is only applicable to that
investor, the direct family (spouse, children and parents) and domestic helpers. To ascertain eligibility and obtain the UAE Residency the business person or real estate investor should proceed with the right advisory firm.

How can ACE help?

  • Contact our Immigration Advisors who will assess your personal situation and assist you in selecting the most appropriate program
    and investment option.
  • Assist in remotely assisting in presenting you with an array of eligible properties within the UAE or preparing your travel to UAE to select in person. Advise on the appropriate jurisdiction for setting up of company with the activity of choice.
  • Assist in the purchase of the qualifying Real Estate property or with the Company Incorporation process.
  • Assist in preparing your application file and ensuring that all requirements are met, including documentation requirements
  • Submission of UAE Residency application pack to the authorities.
  • Assistance in the obtainment of UAE Residency Permits for investor and family


All application fees charged by the government of the United Arab Emirates and by ACE are subject to changes, these fees depend on the number of applicants and complexity of the process. Please contact our office if you have any question or need further information. ACE’s advisory fees are based on the number of the applicants, country of origin, residence and other retained services, as well as the services and legal fees related to the submission of the application for applicants. Therefore ACE ’s fees are not mentioned on the brochures. The advisory and legal fees are non-refundable. The timeline is indicative, an estimate provided for information purposes only. Processing, time and cost will vary depending on a number of contributing factors. ACE is not responsible for any changes to the estimates; we can provide specific time and cost estimates on an individual basis. Please contact our office for more up-to-date information. Please note that any additional disbursement fees are charged to the applicant.

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