Destination Dubai: How to get a Dubai Visa from Nigeria 2018

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The beautiful city of Dubai is a breathtakingly beautiful destination and burgeoning tourist trade zone featuring several exquisite sights and attractions. Perhaps, you have been thinking of exploring Dubai ancient and modern attractions ranging from the city’s iconic skyscrapers and high rise buildings, like the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world and the traditional souk markets located close to the creeks.

Now is the perfect time to plan a trip, follow these travel guide on how to apply for a Dubai visa in Nigeria and you’ll soon be arriving the city to explore the spectacular beauty of the architectural innovations, shop at the world’s largest shopping centre or strolling alongside the beautiful beaches of Palm Jumeirah.

Travellers can apply for their Dubai visa a maximum of 2 months before their date of travel, as the validity of the visa is 58 days from the date of issue. The latest that travellers are able to apply for a visa is 2 weeks before the date of departure.

Avoid the hassle of applying for a visa with the aid of Jumia Travel’s seamless Dubai Travel Packages which covers both visa processing, flight booking and hotel reservation by sending an email to [email protected].

Please Note: This package is dependent on availability and flexible. It can also be modified to fit client’s requirement.

Dubai Visa Requirements

Travelers will be required to hold a visa to travel to Dubai. Check out this Dubai visa guide for Nigerian passport holders.

The following documents will be required for all UAE visa types:

  • A valid Nigerian passport (must be valid for atleast 6 months).
  • A visa application form (Please note: filled out in block letters and duly signed by the applicant).
  • Photocopies of your ID card and passport (including valid and expired visas).
  • A proof of health insurance.
  • A proof of financial status (a copy of your recent bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds to stay in Dubai).
  • A copy of a confirmed itinerary (Please note: Visitors without a return ticket might be refused entry at the airport).
  • A proof of hotel reservation.

    Additional Requirements:

  • For Tourists:
    Tourists will be required to provide a
    letter from employer, stating that you have been granted leave and that you will be returning to your job when you get back. For self-employed individuals, provide a copy of your business registration and tax documents.
  • For visitors visiting either friends or relatives:
    letter of invitation from your host will be required. This letter should include the contact information of your host, address, signature and date; a copy of their UAE passport information page or residence permit.

Dubai Visa Types:

  • 96-Hour Visa: With this visa, you are only eligible to stay in the UAE for a maximum of 96 hours. This visa is best suited for travellers who plan to stay for a period of less than 4 days in the country.
  • 14-Day Visa (short-term visit, single entry): This non-extendable visa is valid for a 14-day stay from the date of issue.
  • 30-Day Visa (short-term visit, single entry): This non-extendable visa is valid for a 30-day stay.
  • 90-Day Visa: It is valid for 90 days and great for travellers who are going to Dubai on holiday or to visit family and friends.

Please Note:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after departing from the UAE.
  • The processing time for a Dubai visa is between 2 and 8 days, depending on the type of visa you are applying for.
  • The 30-day tourist visa is valid for 58 days from the date of issue.
  • A Dubai Tourist visa is only valid for tourist purposes and persons with a tourist visa must not take up paid jobs during their stay in Dubai.

Dubai Visa Fee:

The cost of a Dubai Visa is dependent on the kind of visa you would like to apply for.

  • 96 Hours Visa: #23,000
  • 14 Day Visa: #30,000
  • 30 Day Visa: #30,000
  • 30 Day Multi-Entry Short Term Visa: #61,000
  • 90 Day Visa: #63,000
  • 90 Day Multi-Entry Long Term Visa: #154,000

Please Note: Payment can be made at the VFS Dubai Visa Application Centre and you will obtain an electronic reciept upon making payment.

For ease you can purchase the all inclusive Dubai visa, return flight, airport transfer and accommodation package by sending an email to [email protected]

Please note that this process is applicable to Nigerian passport holders and ensure to check for eligibility before beginning the application process and submitting your application well in advance of travel date.


  1. David

    August 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I need 30 days multiple visa

  2. Joy Ezeigbo

    September 26, 2018 at 9:19 am

    How can I get Dubai visa

  3. Samuel

    October 11, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    How much is permanent visa fee

  4. Anita

    November 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Please can I get a contact number to call or send an email to.
    I want to apply for the two weeks visa to dubai


    January 13, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Good day to you, please how can I get a working visa for DUBAI? Need more informations on it

  6. Precious

    January 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I need a 3months Dubai visa

    • Feyisayo

      February 8, 2019 at 11:54 am

      please send an email stating your enquiry to [email protected] and our team will be ready to help you.

  7. Ayotunde

    January 22, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Please I need a working visa permit for Dubai. How can I get it?

    • Feyisayo

      February 8, 2019 at 11:55 am

      please send an email stating your enquiry to [email protected] and our team will be ready to help you.

  8. Olanrewaju

    January 23, 2019 at 9:25 am

    How long does it take to get a Dubai tourist visa for 90 days?

    • Feyisayo

      February 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

      please send an email stating your enquiry to [email protected] and our team will be ready to help you.

  9. Jones Idahosa

    January 28, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Please I need the 14 days visa, I don’t know how to start the process and I have return tickets but from two different airlines, is that ok?

    • Feyisayo

      February 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

      please send an email stating your enquiry to [email protected] and our team will be ready to help you.

  10. Jones Idahosa

    January 28, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Hello, please I need the 14 days visa, how or where do I find the form? I already have my return tickets but don’t know how to start the process. Thanks

  11. Hardunbie

    February 4, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Please how can i get visa and please what is the total amount i m7st have if traveling to dubai

  12. Ola

    February 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Pls how can i get a working visa for Dubai

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