Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Sunday the granting of a golden residency for a period of 10 years to categories of residents in the Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said in a tweet on his Twitter account: “Today we approved granting golden residency to residents for a period of 10 years for the following categories: all holders of doctorate degrees, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, the top of the accredited universities. In the country at a rate of 3.8 and more
He added in a following tweet: “Golden residency will also be granted to holders of specialized degrees in artificial intelligence, big data, or epidemiology and viruses, in addition to high school diplomas in the country with their families.”
And the ruler of Dubai added: “This is a first batch, which will be followed by batches. We want the minds and talents to remain and continue with us in the process of development and achievements.”
And in May 2019, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launched the “Gold Card” permanent residency system, which provides permanent residency for investors and exceptional competencies in the fields of medicine, engineering, science and all arts.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said on his Twitter account at the time that the first batch of those entitled to permanent residency in the UAE had reached 6,800 investors, with a total investment of 100 billion dirhams.
In his statements, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid indicated that permanent residency will be granted to the distinguished and exceptional talents, and to all who contribute positively to the success story of the UAE.