The United Arab Emirates is somewhat of an economic miracle. It went from being a sparsely populated nomadic wasteland to one of the world’s most developed countries in less than half a century. This has obviously attracted a large number of expats, so much so that today, it is one of the most popular residency options for location independent entrepreneurs. It also is one of the easiest thanks to the real estate visa and the freezones company visa. Speaking of the freezones, they are some of the best places in which to register a profitable online business. The UAE is also one of the best places in which to bank. Most of the major global banks have a local presence and the requirements for non-residents are fairly relax.