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The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by agboolakolade: 4:39pm On Jul 10, 2013
My name is Kola, an undergraduate student of Ekiti State University, 400level final year, studying statistics.


It has always been my dream to travel abroad at a tender age and make some certain amount of millions and come back to Naija to start business.


My department is one of the toughest and baddest in my school.


The lecturers fail the students anyhow,imagine scoring 11 over 70 and a lot of prerequisite courses.
In a nutshell, due to the low G.P I'm having I decided to quit school and travel abroad without my parents' consent.


I made connection with my friend in dubai who lives around deira who claimed to have got job 5 days on getting to UAE.


I paid 800dollars for the 2 month visa, the visa came out and 3 days later I headed straight to MM airport.


I went to Emirate office to buy ticket and to my surprise the price I saw online has increased from 125k to 136k and I have made all my calculations from onset. I went to EtIhad office and behold they have closed, no flight for that day. I had no Option than to purchase the emirate. I bought the ticket and I join the departure queue a first timer, Immigration go chop, NDLEA go chop, I paid token.



I was welcome by some white Arab girls, saying "welcome to Emirate Airline". I felt like a King. Our flight took off. I was giving dish menu and I took option for rice. I drank 2 red wine, 3 cup of tea and coffee also, I can't eat their rice because it smells like perfume; totally different from Naija rice.



We departed around 2pm and got to Dubai 3am midnight. On landIng there I felt a new breeze and I was welcome to Dubai. The airport is so fantastic, I saw different races from Russia, UK, Ukraine, Germany and others who came in there for tourist. The port of entry was full and when it was my turn, they checked my visa, my passport, snapped me and I was passed in...that was probably my happiest moment on heart not know the bitter truth yet.



I called my guy and he asked me to carry cab to Blue Diamond hotel in Dubai. I slept there and early in the morning I called my guy and he came at evening time. He took me to a place to drink Castel beer with a lot of smokes, afterwards that he handed me over to another person called agent..

I paid 200dollars for house rent and he requested for 200dollars for agent fee also. I have met a guy earlier who told me he has been in Dubai since December 2012 till February 2013 and he got no job. On getting to Diera I saw a lot of Naija sitting down eating rice smoking shisha and talking.

I guessed in my mind that maybe they are house owners in Dubai but later I realise they came the way I came far back as 12years 10 years and some 6 years ago. They were tricked also and when they got there was no job. You have no option than to sell your passport and turn to cargo boy dealing with goods and clearing agent with visa agents also.

After 3 days I noticed my life in Naija is far better than that I put my self to in Dubai. I realised later that job is difficult to get and I have spent all my money in my account for this dream. I was left with 265dollars and I realised the earlier the better to return to Naija and continue with my bad CGPA in school. The life there is good with light, water everywhere, good road, good communication and easy environment but the major thing is how to make money there which is a lot difficult without a job, unless you are into business, come to buy goods, spend 2 weeks and go. There are many Nigerian youths roaming the streets of Deira without any job, claiming to live big abroad, posting nice pictures on beach with oyinbos on Facebook and Twitter.

My dear brother don't just run waka go Dubai or any abroad if no be school. You go hear 'whin' if money finish or your hand oo. Unless you go to better country like Canada, Australia, please don't run comot for Naija if no b school u wan go school because am talking from bitter experience.

I spent all my life saving within 5 days because of ilu oyinbo (whiteman's land).


After 5 days I went straight to Airport Terminal 2 and changed the date of my return ticket at Emirates office and was charged a token...

I boarded on flight and even met a oyinbo girl from New Zealand while awaiting flight..I took off and landed at Lasgidi. I was very happy, and I went straight to the woman behind taxi park selling hot amala with ewedu soup and correct meat and pomo to ka...

I lodged at a small hotel and the following morning i headed straight to the park of Ado Ekiti Garage.

Finally am back to school so happy and overwhelmed with joy because I have achieved my initial dream at 22years old...now about to go for NYSC and maybe I can go for my Masters in Canada or Germany later and return back home...


My people Naija sweet.., we no know the value...God bless Naija...

Mind you my mates I left in Dubai are still their but by the time they hear I'm a CEO or Managing Director of a company or Major in the army they will be ashamed to come to Naija again..

My God help us all to fulfill our destiny...its not always greener in abroad ooooooo.....

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by ecolime(m): 4:58pm On Jul 10, 2013
It's easy to gallivant when your papa has money. Wondering how a student has so much money at his beck and call for travel runz. Nice story sha. Lesson for all

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by agboolakolade: 6:02pm On Jul 10, 2013
my brother,I have start savings right after my waec and neco,that's what helps me because that the biggest dream of my life as at then but I later realise life is more than that and I set new dreams ahead...if a man is not dying to achieve something then a mad man is better than that coward....thanks bro..

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Nobody: 8:06am On Jul 11, 2013
I also came back from Dubai on friday. I was there for a month. Some of the things u highlighted are correct. The problem wit dubai is if u don't hav enough money for start-up, then there is a problem. You must hav cash to pay agents for work or to do business. I got a cleaning job myself witout paying an agent wit a salary of 70k but I rejected it because I'll hav to work for long hrs, I hate stress. I connected a friend to take it. It's all about meeting the right people. We went to an area of low class people in Dubai. Deira is for the biz minded. I never went there during my stay unless I needed to buy somtin.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by chi2012(f): 12:07pm On Jul 11, 2013
LOL... Guy u r so so funny. U just made me laugh so hard that my sister was wondering if I was ok. Anyway'U r a smart guy... it is well with ur soul.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by agboolakolade: 12:57pm On Jul 11, 2013
Kudos to the moderator and admin.of nairaland.I love you guys..you are highly intelligent.may God bless you all..

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Originalsly: 6:28pm On Jul 11, 2013
Interesting. Guess you had to find out for yourself but you are very smart to realize your dream wouldn't come true and humble enough to return while you can. You will make it in life.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Smartlife(m): 9:57pm On Sep 16, 2016
Hope some lessons were learnt here.. Lol funny.. But you are wise

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by SirWellington(m): 1:33pm On Oct 10, 2016
It's a pity, but also, I have three of my cousins who are there and are doing well, they graduated here and went off, started doing menial jobs, different strokes for different folks.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Ishilove: 3:36am On Oct 11, 2016
11/70 in a course?

Stop blaming lecturer and just accept sey you no kuku know book tongue grin

Funny, eye opening story though. Thank God you 'wised up' on time.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by VickyRotex(f): 8:50pm On Oct 11, 2016
*Grabs popcorn*

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Wow, oga o. embarassed embarassed It was good you came back home, and not deceiving yourself.


Op, I'm glad you were able to fulfil your initial dream.

3 years down now,I hope you had a successful service year, and I hope you finally made it to Canada or Germany to pursue your Masters Degree.

I wish you all the best.

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Nobody: 8:50pm On Oct 11, 2016
I know someone who just came back too from Dubai.

He worked as a private security guard at Atlantis hotel.

His biggest achievement is snapping pictures with CELEBRITY who came to lodge.

He came back broke,he is now a born again,serious church goer.

It's not always greener at the other side..

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by Nobody: 8:51pm On Oct 11, 2016
2013? The lord will locate you wherever you are

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Re: The Story Of My Trip To Dubai by HoneyBee23(f): 8:52pm On Oct 11, 2016
You no snap pi suree cool

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