In the UAE property-related rules have changed number of times in last 10 years, 6 month multi-entry visa or 2 year residency visa is accessible depending on the situation. The property should be worth in surplus of Dh1m and should be for one property only. The title contract is usually in one name and only that person can apply for residency, even if ownership is considered to be joint. The property should be finished and suitable to live in. The 6 month visa is easier to acquire and has lower costs, but must be renewed every 6 months. Multi-entry visas are obtainable to property owners in all 7 emirates, but people must apply to the Immigration or Naturalisation and Residency Department in the pertinent emirate. In this case it is the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai.