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Golden Visa


Discover the Golden Visa

The UAE’s Golden Visa is available in Abu Dhabi for international talent working, creating, studying, excelling and investing in key sectors.

The wide range of visa options are available in Abu Dhabi for foreign investors and top talent from around the world, providing them with visas for up to 10 years. This includes professionals and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge such as doctors, specialists, scientists and inventors. It is also open to talented creative and sporting individuals, and business, start-up and real estate investors in the emirate.

Abu Dhabi boasts a number of high-growth areas that are creating opportunities for talented individuals to grow, achieve and succeed. These include creative industries, R&D, healthcare, agriculture, financial services and a thriving start-up ecosystem. 

With its unparalleled lifestyle, rich culture and diverse community, Abu Dhabi is a place to live, work and invest. A place to call home.

Golden Visa categories


The Investor Golden Visa is ideal if you invest in non-real estate projects and companies in Abu Dhabi.  


Entrepreneurs with businesses based in Abu Dhabi can apply for the Entrepreneur Golden Visa. 


The High School Student Golden Visa is offered to high-performing students in Abu Dhabi, covering parents and dependent siblings. The University Graduate Golden Visa is offered to exceptional students from accredited universities in the UAE.

Special Talents

Offered to Doctors, Scientists, Creatives Inventors, Executive Directors, Specialists in Priority Educational Areas, Educators in early childhood and child development fields, Specialists in engineering and science, Sportsmen, and PhD Holders.

Get in touch

For any inquiries, please contact the Abu Dhabi Residents Office:
800-555 (Inside UAE) +971-2-666-4442 (International)