When it comes to taking a trip outside our homely country or taking a vacation elsewhere, a lot of us here in Nigeria would hurriedly pick Dubai as our foremost choice. If you take a quick survey amongst your family and friends you would see that 1out of 5 of them had made the visit to Dubai or plan to do so soonest.
According to the UAE ambassador Dr. Fahad Al Taffaq, to Nigeria, in an article published by sunnewsonline.com Dubai records above 100,000 tourists from Nigeria annually. “The Nigerians that visit the UAE on annual visits especially to Dubai are around 100,000 Nigerians. And some of them for tourism and some others for conventional tourism, for example, medical tourism and so forth,” Fahad said.
Dubai ranks amongst the top 10 most cosmopolitan city in the road and it is famous for its various tourist attractions and unbeatable reputation for world class shopping. I do not see a reason why you shouldn’t be visiting. Burj Al Arad the 7th star rated hotel is considered the very best from a very impressive lot stands tall as victors’ flocks to the hotels. Having its own fleets of Rolls Royce cars for visitors, as well as a private helipad for helicopter owners the locals are sure proud of it.
The youngsters are catered for by Legoland Dubai with interactive rides to entertain the little ones. If you look further Motion gate takes a leaf out of Universal Studios playbook with rides based on Tinseltown’s major blockbusters.
According to CNN Travels there are some few notes we need to tick before we take off on this flight;
- Anyone showing symptoms on arrival must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense, unless flying with Emirates, which will cover costs for its passengers.
- All visitors over the age of 12 must have medical insurance and a negative PCR test completed within the past 96 hours by a nationally recognized body. You must show the certificate at check-in, complete a health declaration form before travel, and register on the COVID-19 DXB app. You must also have travel insurance.
- Visitors from more than 50 countries, including Argentina, Ghana and Morocco, must take an additional test on arrival. A full list is here.
- Mask-wearing is compulsory, as is keeping a two-meter social distance. Outside, you must wear a mask unless exercising, eating or drinking, in a car with your family or if you’re alone.
Although the UAE did a very good job of containing the virus throughout 2020, there was a sharp rise in cases at the beginning of 2021. As of March 5, the country has recorded 1,286 deaths related to Covid-19 but still has its borders open for visitors and city ready for guests.
If you are looking for something larger than life this Easter holiday, please try Dubai. Someone once said Dubai is unique, from having no postal codes to having the tallest building in the world I guess we should be taking a trip to paradise soon.