252 stranded Nigerians in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday 22nd August 2020 arrived Lagos via Emirates Airlines.
The flight departed Dubai at 10:20am (7:20am Nigeria time) and arrived Lagos at about 3pm. Out of this number, 180 of them had their tickets paid for by the UAE government, for those who claimed they couldn’t afford a return ticket.
In total, 18 flights have so far evacuated 4,984 Nigerians from Dubai, out of which the UAE government paid for 517 Nigerians on Three Fly Dubai flights, and 380 Nigerians on Emirates Airline.
An additional 174 Nigerians are to leave Dubai on 25th August aboard Fly Dubai paid for by the UAE government.
This will bring the total number of Nigerians evacuated gratis by Dubai authorities to 1,071.