Students and young adults planning to travel to Dubai for studies, leisure or shopping can do so without any fears of visa refusal. Contrary to some recent rumours, there are no visa restrictions whatsoever to Dubai for Nigeria travellers below the age of 40, whether they are married or single.
According to the official portal of the Dubai Government, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce as well as Emirates airline, visas to Dubai can easily be obtained by all persons with the valid travel documents, irrespective of their age or marital status.
Some misinformation had earlier been circulated that ladies/men travelling alone should be 40years old and above; married women travelling with children should be above 40 years old; ladies/men who are less than 40years old will be allowed to travel if accompanied by someone who is above 40 and bears the same surname with them.
The Dubai Smart Government Department stated that "Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. These visitors can benefit from a range of services and a local infrastructure that help make any trip to Dubai smooth and hassle-free."
Nigerians are therefore encouraged to visit Dubai without any fear of age or marriage restrictions.
The list of Documents required to obtain a visa to Dubai include: Passports valid for at least 6 months, passport copy, Applicant’s colour photograph, Original application form (available at all Emirates Travel Hubs) in Arabic or English with addresses and contact numbers at both their originating country and in Dubai, Copy of Emirates ticket, hold documents for their next destination, have sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay or confirmed hotel reservation.
Emirates Airlines advised on three ways to apply for your UAE visa: You can apply online through the Emirates Manage a Booking tool after booking your Emirates or through the local Emirates office or through official Emirates partners
Other rules and conditions for visa to Dubai include: The visa fees must be paid upon application, Visa fees are non-refundable, the ticket is non-refundable if the visa has been issued and utilized. Visa processing time is approximately three to four working days. All visa types are valid for 59 days from the date of issue.
Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and major hub. Dubai remains one of the top favourite destination of many Nigerians. And there are no age restrictions or marriage restrictions in obtaining a visa to Dubai.
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