How To Get A Job In Dubai From Nigeria : 15 Quick Facts You Need To Know 

In this post we will quickly run down some of the facts and basic
information you need to know about getting a job in Dubai,this will go a long way to help you understand what your getting yourself into and most importantly will help you to be able to detect fraud when dealing with travel agents in Nigeria.
As usual,listed below are some of the quick facts you need to know before starting to apply for a job in Dubai.

How To Get A Job In Dubai From Nigeria (20 Quick Facts)
  • 1. Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital city of the emirate of Dubai, UAE.
  • 2. The Dubai mall is one of the most famous in the world,infact it is the largest mall in the world. Dubai has lots of skyscrapers and extremely wealthy people. Dubai is also a very safe city.
  • 3. Dubai also has a very hot desert climate,it's usually extremely hot in Dubai.
  • 4. It is possible for Nigerians to get a job in Dubai,if you have the dream of working in Dubai then you should be very careful in other to avoid scammers,in fact it's advised that you avoid using any travel agent or agency and apply for jobs yourself.
  • 5. There are a lot of English speaking firms that recruit international job seekers.
  • 6. There are two valid methods to secure a job in Dubai,the first method which is your best bet is to apply for jobs from Nigeria via different job websites,while the second method is to procure a 2 months tourist visa, arrive in Dubai and search for job within the period of your visa,this method is costly and you might end up not getting the job within the two months period or might be deported.
  • 7. Some of the genuine top websites where you can secure a job in Dubai from Nigeria are
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  • 8. The main challenge is to secure a genuine job offer from any of the job websites,after securing the job,the next step is for you to request for an employment letter.

  • Read Also: How To Apply For A Dubai Visa From Nigeria

  • 9. After confirmation of the job and receiving of your employment letter,the next step for you is to try and secure a residency visa,you can only secure a residency visa if you have a contract or job offer letter from a Dubai business,without the residency visa you will not be able to get a work permit, open a bank account, rent a property, get a driving license,buy a car Etc
  • 10. The type of residency visa issued by Dubai authorities and the validity period are :(a)Employment – valid for 2 years
  • (b)Family – valid for up to 2 years
  • (c)Student – valid for 1 year
  • (d)Domestic helpers – valid for 1 year
  • (e)Investors – valid for up to 3 years
  • 11. After securing a job in Dubai, the residence visa and work permits and fees will be sorted out by your employer.
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  • 12. In other for your employer to sort out your residence visa and work permits you have to provide some documents such as:
  • (a) Application form
  • (b) Multiple passport-sized photos
  • (c) Original and a copy of your passpor
  • (d) Application fee Etc
  • You will also be in constant communication with your employer,they will assist you with documents and other requirements.
  • 13. Before your visa will be granted,you will undergo a complete health check for any communicable diseases such as TB, HIV or AIDS,your application will be denied and you will be deported immediately if you test positive.

  • See Also: Nigeria Embassy In Dubai Full Contact Details

  • 14. As stated earlier after receiving your work visa,your employer will apply for your work visa,this should be written in Arabic. Documents needed for the application of a work permit are:
  • (a) A residency visa
  • (b) UAE Qualification
  • (c) A valid passport with at least six months validity
  • (d) Current Passport
  • (e) Valid health certificate
  • (f) Employer’s company trade licence
  • (g) Three copies of your employment contract, signed by you and your employer
  • (i) Copies of your professional qualifications

  •  Read Also: UAE Embassy In Nigeria Full Contact Details

  • 15. Getting a job and working in Dubai is actually a very complicated process,but most often the complex aspect of it will be handled by your employer.
If you have any questions,suggestions or comments,you can use the comment box below.


  1. I want to apply for a direct 3months VISA online to Dubia. Can I have the link to apply it online.


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