Dubai is an amazing place to shop in, holiday in or simply go and get lost in a ‘futuristic’ playground. Unfortunately, Nigerians are not among the nationals who enjoy the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) offers of visa-free entry or visa on arrival. This means a Nigerian who wishes to visit Dubai must get an entry permit (visa). This should not be a problem. In this article, I am going to give you details of what you need to get a UAE entry visa. But I recommend that you speak with me on +234-903-000-1895, for a daily update and possible ways of getting the visa faster (because when it comes to visa, things can change so fast).

First, know that there are 5 types of visas and you only need to determine the one you need

Transit visa:

Allows visitors to stay in UAE for 96 hours and it is usually provided by airlines (you must show that you’ve purchased the airline ticket) – best for a stopover or quick meeting.

It is valid for only 14 days from the date of issue.

Service visa

A short-term visa that allows a visitor stay in UAE for 14 days.

Valid for 14 days from the date of issue. It cannot be extended

Tourist visa

This comes in two types:

  1. Short-term Single Entry – allows 30-day stay (from the day of entry)
  2. Long-term visa – allows 60-day stay (from the day of entry)

Both are valid for 60 days from the day of issue.

Visit Visa

A long-term visa – allows visitors to stay for 90 days.

It’s valid for 60 days from the day of issue. (This has been suspended).

Work visa

An employer who is based in the UAE normally applies on behalf of the prospective employee.


Note: Since 2017, the 90-day visit visa, as well as the Multiple Short-Term visa for 30 days and Multiple long-term visa for 90 days, have been suspended.


Core requirements

*Fast Visa processing through Afro Tourism only requires a valid Passport (and coloured copy of the information page).


  1. Applicant’s passport must be genuine and valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
  2. Applicant must not have been banned or deported from UAE.
  3. Applicant must be sponsored by any of the following:
    1. an Emirati citizen
    2. an expatriate resident with a valid residency permit in the UAE
    3. a UAE-based airline
    4. a UAE-based hotel or tour agent
    5. a government entity
    6. Companies in the private sector or free zones.

Visa Costs

Visa fees depend on the visa type required. Call +234-903-000-1895 for specific fees.

Time to Apply

It’s best to apply 2 weeks or 2 months (at least) to the intended date of travel considering the validity period for the visa.

Where to apply and get UAE Visa quickly

If you want to get the UAE visa fast, visit Afro Tourism at No. 16, Wema Terrace, Udi Street, Osborne Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tel: +234-903-000-1895

Email: [email protected]


And if you want a cheap Dubai visa as an extra to a very affordable holiday – as low as N190,000 (one hundred and ninety thousand Naira only) click here.


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Michael Alvin

Michael Alvin

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Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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