Dubai denies raising minimum salary to sponsor family

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

Dubai said on Sunday it has not increased the minimum salary required to sponsor family members to live in the emirate despite media reports claiming the level had been more than doubled.

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, categorically denied reports published earlier on Sunday.

"All branches of the General Directorate in Dubai are still receiving applications from clients smoothly and there are no new restrictions in that respect," he said in comments published by news agency WAM.

He said that the Ministry of Interior would first issue an official statement on any changes to these procedures before implementation in Dubai and other emirates.

Earlier, it was reported that Dubai had more than doubled the minimum salary required to sponsor family members to live in the emirate.

Reports claimed expats must now earn at least AED10,000 ($2,722) per month to apply for visas for dependent families members including wives and children.

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Posted by: lamy

Dear all everything your stating is somewhat true although,


That's the price TO PAY for me and everyone else whom wants to live in the U.A.E (and to have the privilege of living here )
everything basically is new and that comes at a cost so accept it as you will not find a place in the world like the U.A.E to live in this kind of lifestyle .
nothing is for free even for the government which are spending billions on the U.A.E to become eventually n 1 in the world

Posted by: langyaw

roll back also on the house rent and cost of living. there is really no need for these increases especially because capacity is expanding (more buildings, living spaces, offices). IMHO, the only reason that drives rent up is g.r.e.e.d.
may all businessmen and owners remember that killing the goose that lays the golden eggs is never a good decision.

Posted by: Suresh

Or roll-back after MoI directives.

Posted by: Abdul Kader

Dubai Govt. took the good decision although living cost in Dubai almost doubled from last some previous years. Govt should take the initiative to increase the salaries of all employees in public and private sectors.

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