Thanks to JadAoun who alerted me to a report in Gulf News datelined 3pm today, Tuesday.
This later report says:
Realty visa can be renewed instantly with no waiting time, officials clarify.
It was reported earlier that people who complete six months stay need to stay out of UAE for at least a month before being able to renew the visa. However, the Interior ministry on Tuesday confirmed there is no waiting time before renewing the visa.
The visa can be renewed once the person leaves the country.
So the earlier clarification was wrong and needed clarifying with this new clarification.
OK. So where are we?
It's not a residence visa it's a six-month visit visa. Which can be renewed instantly if you do the traditional instant-turn-around visa run. It may be renewed any number of times as no limit has been set against it.
This means that for Dh4,000 a year you can live here on a visit visa, without a break. Other than a quick return flight to, say, Qatar. Or a run across the land border at Hatta.
I hate to suggest it but I think we need clarification.
Would it be wrong of me to suggest that perhaps a trip back to the drawing board might be in order. You know, for a bit of a rethink about the visa.
The new clarification of the earlier clarification is here.