WHAT IS AN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES RESIDENCE VISA?
A UAE residency visa is a document that enables visitors to stay in the UAE permanently. The visa may be extended as often as necessary for a period of two to three or even ten years. Numerous foreign families have been residing in the Emirates for many decades, just renewing their visas on a regular basis.
Permanent residence is not a thing in the UAE. Simply holding a visa stamp in your passport and continuously residing in the UAE makes you a permanent resident.