Investors, entrepreneurs, chief executives, scientists, outstanding students and doctors are all eligible to apply for this scheme, which grants the holder a renewable 10-year visa.
Announced in 2019, thousands of people living in the UAE have already received a golden visa.
At the time of the announcement, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said 6,800 investors and residents, worth an estimated Dh100 billion, from 70 countries, were chosen to receive the visa.
More than 200 doctors in Dubai were granted the visa for their work to protect the emirate against Covid-19 in May.
Sheikh Mohammed gave the order in appreciation for the healthcare workers’ “selfless dedication to caring for infected patients”.