Except for UAE and GCC national citizens, other nationalities must obtain a UAE residence Immigration and Visa to legally live in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other emirates.
A residence visa is required to open a bank account, obtain a driving license, register a car, and apply for a PO Box, and so on. There are several ways in which a residence visa can be obtained.
The UAE offers an investor Immigration and Visa that provides residence to its holder. The residence lasts for a maximum period of three years (Depends whether it is a Free Zone or DED) and is a good option for foreign nationals seeking to establish their own business or to invest into an existing business in the UAE. The visa gives its holder authorization to live and work in the UAE provided the individual abides by all of the country’s the laws and codes of conduct during the entire length of stay.