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  • Joe Breitfeller

Emirates to Resume Service Between Dubai and Nigeria From December 5, 2021

Emirates will restore daily service from Dubai to Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria from December 5, 2021. Travelers from Nigeria can enjoy Expo 2020 Dubai, and will also benefit from seamless connectivity via Dubai to over 120 destinations in Emirates’ global network.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy Emirates

On Thursday (December 2, 2021), Emirates announced the restart of daily service from Dubai to both Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria from December 5, 2021. Emirates flight EK 785 will depart Dubai at 11:00 and arrive in Abuja at 15:40, while the return flight, EK 786, departs Abuja at 19:00 and arrives in Dubai at 04:35 the next morning. Emirates flight EK 783 to Lagos departs Dubai at 10:30 and arrives in Lagos at 15:40, while the return flight, EK 784, departs Lagos at 18:10 and lands in Dubai at 04:15 the next morning (all times local). Customers traveling from Nigeria to Dubai will have the opportunity to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, and will also enjoy seamless connectivity to over 120 global destinations in the Emirates network.

COVID-19 PCR testing is mandatory for all travelers to Dubai including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, regardless of the country they are coming from. Travelers from Nigeria must hold a negative PCR test take no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Additionally, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has specified designated laboratories for passengers departing Nigeria and travelers must obtain their certificate from one of the approved labs listed here to be accepted on the flight. Additionally, inbound passengers from Nigeria will also be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai is currently hosting Expo 2020 through March 2022. Under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire visitors by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world. The program is packed with experiences for all ages and interests, including a rich lineup of themed weeks, entertainment and edutainment. Fans of art and culture, as well as foodies and technology enthusiasts can explore exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and so much more.

Source: Emirates

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