The “Thrive in Abu Dhabi” programme promotes long-term Golden Visas and a pathway to citizenship for international talent working, creating, studying, excelling and investing in key sectors and specialties in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE’s Golden Visa is available in Abu Dhabi for international investors and top talent from around the world, providing them with visas for up to 10 years. This includes people and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge such as doctors, specialists, scientists and inventors. It is also open to talented creative and sporting individuals, and business, start-up and real estate investors in the emirate.
Abu Dhabi boasts a number of high-growth areas that are creating opportunities for talented individuals to grow, achieve and succeed. These include creative industries, R&D, healthcare, agriculture, financial services and a thriving start-up ecosystem.
With its unparalleled lifestyle, rich culture and diverse population, Abu Dhabi is a place to live, work and invest. A place to call home.
When thrive, we all thrive.
- Real Estate Investors
Student with Promising Scientific Ability
- High School Students
- University Graduates
- Creatives (Art and Culture)
- Executive Directors
- Educators (in priority fields)
- PhD Holders
Each category within the Golden Visa – Thrive in Abu Dhabi programme has its own set of criteria for the 5-10-year visa options
For pathways to citizenship, eligibility criteria will be available soon
Social investor provides the minimum amount required by new golden visa laws to be invested directly to the social sector
Social investment diversification
Social investor attraction to diversify their investment portfolio based on new golden visa laws
Successful record of social investment portfolio
Track record in social sector activities (CSR, donations, venture philanthropy, impact investment etc.) locally or internationally UAE (3 - 5 projects) Recognize by MAAN social Fund
Invests a minimum of 5 - 10 percent of the total invested amount in Abu Dhabi social priorities (align with key stakeholders)
Clears all security checks (alignment with MOI)
Proof of sufficient funding budget (alignment with DED)
Established Social Enterprise
Existing and established Social enterprises that have been operating in Abu Dhabi
- Social enterprise recognition (as per DCD social enterprise policy and classification
- Tackles one or more Abu Dhabi social challenges 5 year of operational track record
- AED 500,00 cash capital
- Has a clear social impact based on DCD social enterprise and classification policy