Malaysian passport holder, who wishes to enter/visit the UAE for tourism/social purposes, will not be required to apply for visa, prior to entering the country, for a period of 30-days. Malaysia is among the 33 countries being exempted from the need to apply/pay for visa prior to entry.
However, for individuals planning to live/work in the United Arab Emirates, you have to obtain a residence/employment visa.
A residence visa will be issued by the respective Immigration Department of the emirate you will be residing and provided to you by your sponsor. i.e. company or person you are working for.
Any person caught working on a visit visa will be fined AED 50,000 and banned from entering the UAE and those employing them will face harsh penalties.
For further details and confirmation, kindly contact the Embassy of UAE in Kuala Lumpur.