With extremely low minimum stay requirements and incentives that include being able to freely travel within the Schengen Area as well as live, work and study in Portugal, a Portuguese Golden Visa offers an excellent opportunity for investors to access new high-growth markets in Europe.

Holders of a Portuguese Golden Visa can also take advantage of strong returns when investing in real estate in Portugal, while also allowing them to later apply for Portuguese citizenship.

"By buying a property in Portugal, you will have access to countless advantages and possibilities," said Bobby O’Reilly, CEO of UrHome Portugal, one of the leading international real estate consultancy agencies in Portugal.

The Portuguese passport is in sixth place among the world’s most powerful, according to the Henley Passport Index, giving access to 188 countries in 2021. Portugal also ranks number three on the Global Peace Index 2020, being by far one of the safest countries to live and travel.

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O’Reilly, who is visiting Dubai until June 24 to discuss investments through the Portuguese Golden Visa, noted that after five years of residency, visa holders can apply for Portuguese citizenship.

One of the most successful immigration programs in Europe, the Portuguese Golden Visa has been undergoing some changes, but until the end of the year it’s still possible to invest in the main cities like Lisbon and Porto, according to UrHome Portugal. "After this date, the investments through this program will only be allowed in low-density areas, so grab your chance now."

Projects exclusively offered by UrHome Portugal:

Herdade do Meio, Foros de Amora, Almada

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Herdade do Meio offers 70 villas within an enormous condominium that completely breathes from the surrounding community and aims to involve the residents with its neighbours in a real sense of belonging. Each villa will be gifted two electric scooters to promote sustainable ways of mobility around the area. They will include plugs for charging electric cars and solar panels to generate their own energy and enable sufficiency.

Tiles 326, São Bento, Lisbon

Tiles 326 is born from the rejuvenation of a traditional Lisbon building, maintaining its characteristic features such as the typical façade with white and blue tiles and generous windows. The project is composed of 13 apartments – studios and one-bedrooms with wide areas and spectacular views to the main street.

São Bento Valley, São Bento

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With 18 elegant and comfortable apartments fully furnished and modernly decorated, with studios, one-bedroom, 1+1 bedroom, and one-bedroom duplex typologies. The apartments have an interior garden and a small swimming pool that competes with the privileged view over the Tagus River from your balcony, window, or the garden in the terrace bar.

Oasis, Saldanha

The OASIS 28 project is the result of a singular urban rehabilitation development in the city centre. Composed of 58 elegant apartments, from studios to the spectacular four-bedroom penthouse, this project benefits from its fantastic location in the financial district of Lisbon. Here you can find incredible facilities, parking, gardens and terraces with views over the city and even private pools.

Boulevard, Avenida da Liberdade

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With a total of 46 fantastic apartments, these flats also offer a wide range of luxury services. The apartments benefit from the natural, magical and unique light of Lisbon all throughout the day. From the bedrooms, you can enjoy fantastic views of the Castle and the Restauradores square and from the pleasant terrace, you can embrace the city's atmosphere.