There are different types of Dubai residence visas based on why you are traveling to Dubai. These types of UAE or Dubai residence visas are;
UAE Work Visa
The UAE Work Visa is meant for anyone who has found a job in Dubai. For you to move to Dubai and start working, you need a Work Permit
UAE Student Visa
The Dubai student visa is meant for a foreigner looking to travel to Dubai for studies.
UAE Family Visa
UAE Family residence visa is given to close any UAE citizen close family member but is not a UAE citizen.
UAE Investment Visa(long-term residence)
UAE Investment residence visa is meant for any foreigner looking to invest in the UAE. Under this residence visa, you get up to 10 years which is longer than other residence visas timeline.
UAE Retirement Visa
If you are retiring and would like to spend most of your time in the UAE, you can because that is what UAE retirement residence is meant for. You need to prove you have enough money to spend in your retirement in the UAE.
Golden Visa is reserved for a specific category of foreigners who would like to start living in the UAE; Investors, entrepreneurs, specialized skills and researchers in various sectors of science and knowledge, and brilliant students with promising scientific abilities.
A green residence visa was introduced recently by the UAE government, and you don't need any sponsor or employer for you to get it. However, the visa is reserved for investors, top students and graduates entrepreneurs, and highly qualified people. If you get hold of this visa, you can sponsor your immediate family to obtain a residence visa.