JUST IN: UAE Suspends 3-Month Tourist Visa To Nigerians After Infamous Dubai Robbery


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In light of the press reports published today alleging that the UAE has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerian nationals, the UAE Embassy in Abuja announces that this news is inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel”


A travels and tours firm, Afric Holidays, had in a terse statement on its Instagram page Wednesday stated that Nigerian Passport holders were no longer eligible to three months UAE Tourist Visa.


The United Arab Emirates has suspended the issuance of three months visa to Nigerians.


A travels and tours firm, Afric Holidays, announced this in a terse statement through its Instagram page on Wednesday.

The statement read, “Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to 3mths  Tourist Visa.

“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to 1 Month, 96 hrs & 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice.”

UAE tourist visa
the notice

The notice is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (app. N225.4 million) in Sharjah, Dubai.



The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.


It remains unknown if the new visa policy is a direct consequence of the robbery incident.

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