To visit Dubai (for leisure or business or to live and work in Dubai, all foreigners must be sponsored by a local. A sponsor may be a person, a company, or an institute. Employees are normally funded by their employer; guests may be sponsored by a business partner or friend or by the hotel where they are staying.
Residents may support a visit visa for a family member or relative to the UAE. They must earn at least AED 4000 to AED 5000 per month. Sponsoring additional relatives can necessitate a monthly salary of AED 6000 to AED 7000. A minimum salary of AED 10,000 is expected to sponsor friends.