■ Non-real estate investments shouldn’t be less than 60 per cent of total investments

■ Investor should hold full ownership – not loan. Or he can prove that he reserves rights of investments for three years as minimum.

■ Asset should not be encumbered by claims that impair the appropriateness of the financial value of Dh10 million

Benefits:

■ 10-year visa is renewable

■ Possibilities of having partners with a condition that each partner should invest Dh10 million

■ Visa for spouse and children for 10 years

■ 10-year visa for one executive director and one advisor

■ Six month validity entry visa with permits for multiple travels

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS – 5 YEAR VISA

Conditions:

■ Total investment in real estate should not be less than Dh5 million

■ Investor should hold ful lownership – not loan. Or he can prove that he reserves rights of investments for three years as minimum

■ Financial asset should not be encumbered by claims that impair the appropriateness of the financial value

Benefits:

■ Five year renewable residency visa

■ Five year visa for spouse and children

■ Five year visa for one executive director and one advisor

■ Six month validity entry visa with permits for multiple travels

ENTREPRENEURS – 5 YEAR VISA

Conditions:

■ Owning a project with a value of not less than Dh500,000 with accreditation certicates from the government

Benefits:

■ Five year visa, which can be upgraded to investors visa

■ Five year visa for spouse and children

■ Six month validity entry visa with permits for multipletravels. This also can be extended for another six months

■ Five year visa for three executive directors.

RESEARCHERS/SCIENTISTS, DOCTORS, INNOVATORS – 10 YEAR VISA

Conditions:

■ Existence of a valid work contract and with specialisation in fields that are prioritised in the country

Benefits:

■ 10 year renewable visa

■ 10 year visa for spouse and children

OUTSTANDING STUDENTS – 5 YEAR VISA

Conditions:

■ Student should have at least 95 per cent in secondary school with a distinction of 3.75 GPA upon graduation from any university

Benefits:

■ Five year renewable visa

■ Five year renewable visa for his family

WEBSITE

Those interested in obtaining these visas can apply online at the authority’s website