Expatriates can now retire in Dubai

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Expatriates can now retire in Dubai

There may be a shortage of Mahjong but the views make up for it

While Dubai is no stranger to tourists – it welcomed a record-breaking 16.7 million in 2019 – the extremely large expatriate population has never been able to retire in the city. That is, until now.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched a five-year retirement visa on Wednesday; although not everyone is eligible.

According to the Dubai Media Office, if you wish to apply for the visa you must be over 55 years old and have one of the following; a Dhs20,000 monthly income, Dhs1 million in savings, or Dhs2 million worth of property in Dubai.

To many, Dubai is the epitome of luxury with its pristine beaches, five-star hotels and world-class restaurants, and we understand the desire to retire here – we definitely would (although we’ve a couple years to go yet).

As if anyone needs persuading, there’s even a promotional video! Check it out below:

Photos and video: Instagram @dubai and supplied