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My husband is British and owns two properties in Dubai. One is rented out and he owns this outright; the other one, which is where we live, has a mortgage on it.
He has an income of Dh10,000 per month that comes from the UK and from rental on the Dubai property. Can I, as his wife and dependent, also be added to the property visa?