Retiring to Dubai is becoming more and more popular as people realise what the city has to offer them. Buying a Dubai villa to retire to can be your treat to yourself for all those years of hard work and saving. Before taking the plunge, however, you should think carefully about pensions, healthcare and whether moving to Dubai is really for you; as Dubai does not offer an official visa for retirees most people will ether purchase a property or set up a company to gain residency status.

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