Nigerians traveling to Dubai is like one saying you are going to the next city near you. The rate at which Nigerians travel to Dubai on tourism has increasingly soars high in the couple of years and the UAE government up until now did not see any reason to probably minimize or cub the act, projecting the danger such influx could incur in the nearest future. However, it seems the future is here and the UAE government is taking bold steps to suspend the issuance of 3-month tourist visa to Nigerians following the recent robbery that rocked the arabian nation.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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 Wednesday.
The statement read, “Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to three months UAE Tourist Visa.
“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to one month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice.”
The notice, according to The Herald is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (N225.4 million) in Sharjai, 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.