The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) revealed the details regarding the recently announced 10-year Gold Card residency scheme. To date, 400 expats already availed the card.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, approved the Gold Card permanent residency to experts, scientists, students, artisans who like to pursue their dreams in Dubai. This is intended for those who excel well in the fields of health, science, arts, and engineering.
A new initiative is launched by the Dubai Free Zones (DFZ) Council that enables a single free zone license to operate in other free zones without the need of a different license.
Expats will not be bothered by job titles for them to sponsor their dependents. This comes after the new family sponsorship policy came into effect recently. The Cabinet decided on the policy earlier this year.
Foreign investors and professional specialists such as doctors and engineers will be able to receive UAE residency visas which will be valid for 10 years. These specialists can come from various professional fields such as medical, scientific, research, and technical fields.