Newly wedded 47-year-old actress Rita Dominic who is presently on honeymoon with her husband, Fidelis Anosike, has recounted how the Dubai UAE visa ban almost ruined all her wedding plans.
Sharing what God did for her, she wrote on Instagram:
“Thank God for a beautiful weekend full of love and joy. Thank you to @michael5inco for making my dream wedding gown.
It was a lot of hard work and patience since we were in two different countries.
The UAE ban almost ruined it all, but designer @michael_nardi_, who you see in this video, came to the rescue by going and above and beyond to make the necessary alterations and final fittings.
So huge hugs to both.
Thank you to my dream team who worked hard to get me looking good in this gown. Love you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Recall that the United Arab Emirates banned nationals of some 20 African countries, including Nigeria, from entering its capital city, Dubai.
The UAE visa ban against Nigerians, others
“This is to inform you that we will not be posting 30 days visa applications for these nationalities effective from October 18, 2022,” the notice read in part.
Countries affected by the visa ban include Uganda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi, Republic of Guinea, Gambia, Togo.
Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Comoros, and the Dominican Republic.
In a notice issued to trade partners, including travel agents, authorities indicated that all applications should be rejected.
“Any applications from the above-mentioned countries will be sent back or cancelled.” According to reports.