Thousands of foreign investors and residents have been identified as beneficiaries of the golden card permanent residency scheme in the UAE.
The new permanent visa will generate foreign investment, encourage entrepreneurship, and attract top engineers, scientists and students. Permanent residency will also be extended to the spouse and children of the cardholder.
We take a look at some of the 6,800 selected investors and residents who have received their cards above.
Learn more about their contributions to the UAE in our stories below.
UAE's first Golden Card holders
Lulu Group chairman Yusuff Ali receives UAE's first residency golden card
[ Bangladeshi businessman Mohammed Rahman receives golden card visa ]
Pure gold: Indian tycoon Firoz Merchant granted permanent residency
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil granted UAE permanent residency under Golden Card scheme
Danube Group chairman says his long-term residency is a 'great moment' for him
[ Dr Azad Moopen, founding chairman of the Aster DM Healthcare group ]
'This is an unbelievable dream': NMC Healthcare founder BR Shetty