UAE (Dubai)

Briefly about Dubai

Dubai is in the top ten best cities in the world according to different ratings and categories. This city is famous for the largest skyscraper Burj Khalifa with a height of 828 meters, the luxurious artificial island Palm Jumeirah, the largest aquarium and the brightest and most colorful Dubai Miracle Garden.

Abu Dhabi
Ethnic composition
Ethnic Arabs, indigenous people,
Arabic, English
2.7 million
Internet speed
112 Mbps
State system
Federal monarchy
Arabic dirham (AED)


  • Burj Khalifa tower
  • Palm Islands
  • Dubai Marina
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  • Dubai Miracle Garden

The Climate

Dubai has a hot desert climate. In summer the air temperature is +40°С, and in winter +20°С. It practically does not rain, so they are artificially caused by drones.

Religions in Dubai

Sunni Muslims85%
Shia Muslims15%

Immigrant’s religion


The Medicine

Medicine in Dubai is developing rapidly and uses the latest technology. Highly professional international specialists work in the clinics. Medical services are paid for both citizens and tourists. Doctor’s appointment – $ 135.

National cuisine

The national Arab cuisine uses lentils and beans, from which pasta is prepared and served in different versions. The main part of the dishes is meat, it is served with various vegetables.


The average salary in the country is about $4,500. Salaries for Middle Software Engineer in the range of $4400 per month.


In the UAE, personal income tax is not levied.



Food in an inexpensive restaurant8$
Lunch for 2 people, a middle-class restaurant with three courses50$
Combo lunch at McDonalds13$


Milk (1 liter)2,5$
Eggs (10 pcs)2$


One way ticket (city transport)0,8$
Taxi (price per 1 kilometer)0,5$


Hotel 2-3*13$/day
Hotel 4-5*25$/day

Housing prices in Dubai per month

Rent a modest housing or room355$ / month (no utilities)
Renting an apartment or a room in a good hotel700$ / month (no utilities)

Digital Nomad Visa

The UAE has a Remote Work Visa, which is also a visa for remote workers. It makes it possible to legally work and earn income while in the Emirates. Valid for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

If the UAE immigration authorities have approved your application, it is enough for one person to have a visa to move with their family.

To apply for a remote work visa, you need:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • An identification number
  • Color photo
  • Supporting documents from work outside the UAE
  • Income documents not less than $3500/month
  • The result of a medical fitness test
  • Medical insurance valid in the UAE

You can apply online on the ICP website. So you need:

  • Fill out an application
  • Pay the commission

The cost of a visa is about $70, as the price may change, before applying for a visa, check the price on the Federal Organization of the UAE.

Visa-free regime

The following countries have 30 days of visa-free regime:

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, China,

Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vatican City.

The following countries have 90 days of visa-free regime:

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay.

All other countries can apply for a tourist visa if visa free is not available.

The visa-free regime of your country with the UAE can be checked on Wiki.

5 year tourist visa

All foreign citizens can receive Long-term tourism (5 years) for all nationalities. The visa holder can visit the UAE for 5 years and can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days per year.

To apply for a tourist visa to the UAE, you need:

  • Copy of international passport
  • Completed application form in English
  • Color photo
  • Bank statement for the last 6 months (at least $4000)
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid tickets to and from the country
  • Paid accommodation reservation (confirmation must contain address, period of stay and contact details)

You can apply online on the ICP, so you need:

  • In the search bar, enter «LONG-TERM TOURISM (5 YEARS) FOR ALL NATIONALITIES»
  • Fill out an application
  • Pay the commission

The cost of a visa is about $175, as the price may change, before applying for a visa, check the price on the Federal Organization of the UAE.

Visa processing takes 6 working days.

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