With the welcome news of the retirement visa launch in the UAE for expats over the age of 55, we wanted to delve into the reasons why people should kick back and enjoy their golden years in Dubai.
To be eligible for the 5 year retirement visa you should have a monthly income of AED 20,000, savings of AED 1,000,000 or own a property worth AED 2,000,000.
Dubai has been voted amongst the top 10 safest cities in the world - an ideal criteria for a safe and secure place to spend your retirement.
As well as feeling safe, retirees can expect to have one of the easiest lifestyles there is with food deliveries, petrol delivery, laundry services, cleaning services and much more only a click of a button away. Dubai is a city filled with convenience.
Retirees can experience some of the world's most exclusive restaurants, spa’s, hotels, entertainment facilities and events. Dubai really does have it all! If you like to indulge in the finer things in life, retiring here will fulfill your needs. You can dine in 5 star restaurants, have afternoon tea at a luxury hotel whilst overlooking Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab and be blown away by the talent and production of Le Pearle Dubai and all of this can be completed in only one weekend.
Be only a flight away from home - Dubai is the hub of the world with Dubai International Airport being one of the busiest and airlines offering flights globally. Your family can visit with ease and even stop in to say hello on their travels around the world. You may even find yourself with a few more visitors than you were expecting…
Wake up to sunshine more often than not and have a coffee on your balcony or a BBQ in your garden most days. They say that sunshine can boost a mood and with Vitamin D promoting strong bones - it’s even a health conscious retirement destination! Yes, the summer is hot, but with the world’s largest mall on your doorstep, you won’t be short of things to do and restaurants to dine in!
The beach is only ever a short drive away. Dubai is positioned along the coast of the Arabian Gulf - perfect for a change of scenery on a winter weekend. Pack a picnic and head to the beach or go for a long walk on the sand.
There are many walking, running and cycling tracks across the city, all with incredible surroundings of either desert, beach, or city landscapes. You can stay active and explore the city whilst keeping yourself fit at the same time.