What to do and see in Abuja, Nigeria: The Best Places and Tips

December 12, 2017 Layne Dawes

Strategically located at the crossroads of Nigeria's ethnic and religious groups, Abuja is home to the country's Presidential Branch, National Assembly and Supreme Court. The impressive Aso Rock rises majestically over the city's central government district. The diverse architecture of the city is reflected in notable sites like the National Mosque, the National Christian Centre and the National Stadium. Daily markets throughout the city offer everything from pottery to local fruits and breads.
Restaurants in Abuja

1. Abuja National Mosque

Independence Avenue | Across from the National Christian Centre, Abuja 905102, Nigeria
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Abuja National Mosque

Reviewed By Bilya B - Abuja, Nigeria

It is a centrally located place of worship for all Muslim faithfuls. It is a beautiful structure, well aired and stunning with its Iranian style calligraphy! It is also spacious, capable of accommodating hundreds of worshippers at a time.

2. Jabi Lake Mall

Bala Sokoto Way, Abuja 905102, Nigeria +234 1 270 1889
Excellent
33%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Jabi Lake Mall

Reviewed By Chijioke O

Jabi mall is located just by jabi lake. It houses several retail outlets most popular being shoprite. There are several other very good outlets and also some restaurants by the lake. There are also some children's playspots that can occupy the kids while you sip on a coffee or beer or wine or spirits or....you get the point. The lake is very underutilised considering several things that can be done such as exciting boat rides etc. Hope this is done sooner rather than later.

3. Jabi Lake

Abuja, Nigeria +234 818 189 0056
Excellent
23%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Jabi Lake

Reviewed By frantz05 - Nairobi, Kenya

Sitting by the lake and watching the Sunset is what makes Jabi Lake what it is. When you are done with your shopping at the mall, there are a number of restaurants/cafes you can visit for a snack or dinner, or you can simply sit there and peer into the lake.

4. Dunes

44 Aguiyi Irons St, Abuja, Nigeria +234 805 545 4545
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Dunes

Reviewed By Ben S - Coningsby, United Kingdom

I really like Dunes. It has items which are difficult to find elsewhere but is priced to reflect that!
That said, the sandwiches and meals in the cafe downstairs are tasty, the meat counter has a decent selection and they have some pretty good cheese in as well.
Because of the prices, this tends to be used by foreigners and more affluent people.

5. Usman Dam

Near Kubwa, Abuja 905102, Nigeria
Excellent
25%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Usman Dam

Reviewed By zam2310 - Nigeria

Children and nature lovers will find Usuma Dam a nice place to visit. It is quiet and captivating. I like the fact that one can walk on the pebbled bridge to get a better view of the water.

6. Anglican Church of Nigeria

24 Douala Street | Wuse Zone 5, Abuja 905102, Nigeria +234 9 523 6950
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Anglican Church of Nigeria

Reviewed By sam m - Lagos, Nigeria

Had been here severally, mostly for our annual council meetings. Definitely an architectural show-piece and located in an accessible area. However the management would need to improve on the cleanliness when large crowds gather as well as the sanitary facilities.

7. An Noor Mosque

An Noor Mosque, Abuja 905102, Nigeria
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

An Noor Mosque

Reviewed By Kabir L

This is one of the finest mosques in Abuja (the national mosque of course is still the best). Friday prayers by 1.30pm. The imam gives very very good sermons. Among the best in Nigeria (in my opinion)

8. Thought Pyramid Art Centre

18 Libreville Crescent, Wuse2, Abuja, Abuja 900288, Nigeria +234 803 332 2885
Excellent
18%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Thought Pyramid Art Centre

Reviewed By Agent_McBen - Abuja, Nigeria

Craft and art made with biodegradable materials, in a beautiful cozy environment in Wuse 2 Abuja. Restaurant available for customers who wish to have a bite.

9. Bature Brewery

Discovery Mall, Abuja, Nigeria
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Bature Brewery

Reviewed By Marty2010 - Leiden

Good beers, hard to find. But worth it! Ran by a couple of foreigners that love to make good beer. The location is not attractive at all, but try it!

10. Jabi Boat Club

26, Alex Ekwueme Way | Nera Hotel Waterfront, Jabi District, Abuja 900001, Nigeria +234 816 537 4266
Excellent
0%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Jabi Boat Club

Jabi Boat Club (JBC), is a family entertainment center designed to offer water based recreational facilities for the people of Abuja and its environs as well as tourists, reaching out to all ages and inclinations. Our state of the art water based sporting facilities makes the Jabi Lake a compelling place to visit for both families and individuals with the flair for water sports and recreation.

Reviewed By MGL2001 - Lagos, Nigeria

After 2+ years out of town I decided to find out what has happened during my absence and was pleasantly surprised..! Instead of finding one run down outside Bar where I was hoping to find some old mates visiting their usual watering hole I met...MoreThank You for coming and sharing your experience at Jabi Boat Club. We hope you come around again.

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