English |  

SA Relationship
with UAE

Contact Us

Mandela Day
Welcome message from Consul General:

Fellow compatriots, friends and the people of The UAE

As Salaamu Alaikum

Welcome to the website of the Consulate-General of South Africa in Dubai.

As the 5th Head of Mission, South African Consul General in Dubai, it is indeed my pleasure and honour to arrive during this post Covid 19 era in this extraordinary avant garde metropolis, Dubai. 

Dubai has indeed benchmarked development in the true sense of the word: architectural, science & innovation, tourism, international transport & business to a new unprecedented level.

As President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa eloquently articulated during the 4th South Africa Investment Conference in March 2022, the importance of Economic Diplomacy is a Foreign Policy imperative.

In addition to that, Cultural, Academic and Sporting relations should be advanced to levels previously unseen.

South Africa should be ready to participate with its peers in the changing global environment caused by conflict, climate change and political polarisation.

In the aftermath of The Dubai Expo 2020, held from October 2021 to March 2022, the first in the Middle East and the most successful technological and innovative Expo ever held, we owe it to our people to reap the benefits of this trailblazing event. Let us build on this solid foundation and reputation.

The Dubai Mission has a vital role to play and we should keep our eye on the ball. The outreach to our 60,000 expat community should be strategically encouraged.

The diverse and multicultural rainbow team at The Consulate with its deep institutional memory is ready to engage into a higher gear and become an important link with the people of The UAE.

In conclusion, I look forward to an exciting 4 years in this bustling heartbeat of The United Arab Emirates.  

Andrew Tsepo Lebona
Head of Mission
Consul General


  Click here for more information


All international travellers arriving at the Ports of Entry who are-

(i) fully vaccinated must upon arrival at the Port of Entry, produce a   
valid vaccination certificate; and

(ii) unvaccinated must upon arrival at the Port of Entry, provide a valid             certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

NB:   In the event of the traveller's failure, for whatever reason, to submit a valid negative test certificate upon arrival in South Africa, the traveller shall be required to do an antigen test at his or her own costs;

In the event of the traveller testing positive for COVID -19, he or she shall be required to isolate him or herself, at his or her own cost, for 10 days;

New Office Hours : Consular, Civic and Immigration


BUSINESS HOURS: 09:00 - 17:00

TEL : +971 4 205 5719


NB :

Applications for long term visa, that were previously submitted at the Consulate, will also have to be submitted at VFS with effect from 01 November 2020.

Only applications for visa for holders of Diplomatic Passports must be submitted at the Consulate.

Mr Andrew Tsepo Lebona
Consul General

Consul General's Corner
More Information
Statistics South Africa
South Africa Reserve Bank
South African Revenue Services
Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Government Online
South Africa Broadcasting Corporation
Automobile Association of Africa
Encounter South Africa
© South African Consulate General Dubai | Disclaimer