BrandArena: Etihad Airways Offers Free UAE Tourist Visas For Nigerian Travellers

Thursday 13 June 2013

Etihad Airways Offers Free UAE Tourist Visas For Nigerian Travellers

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering free 30-day tourist visas to Nigerian travellers who choose to fly to the UAE. This promotional offer is valid from June 10 to July 10, 2013, and is open to Etihad Airways’ existing and new customers.

Maurice Phohleli, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Nigeria and West Africa, said: “With this offer we hope to support and assist Nigerian visitors in gaining their visas for the United Arab Emirates, so that they can visit many of the UAE’s popular attractions, and experience for themselves the renowned Arabian hospitality the region is so famous for.”

The promotion only applies to travellers who have purchased tickets at Etihad Airways’ standard published fares, and a period of seven days is required for processing the visa. Furthermore, all outbound travel from Nigeria must be completed by July 10, 2013.

Passengers submitting their visa applications must hold a valid international passport, a confirmed Etihad Airways ticket issued at least 24 hours prior to visa application, one colour passport photograph with white background, and confirmation of hotel accommodation in Abu Dhabi. Passengers under 40 years of age will also have to present a birth certificate and/or marriage certificate where applicable.

Pearl Business class passengers may apply for their tourist visas by submitting an application at the airline’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos, while passengers travelling in Coral Economy class can apply online at  or directly in person, by visiting the UAE Visa Application Centre at Falomo Shopping Centre in Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Approval of visa applications is at the sole discretion of the UAE Immigration authorities.

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