If you are in search of some really cool places to go shopping, it is important for you to note that there are lots of shopping malls in Nigeria who offer products at low-priced rates. Below are some of the largest malls in the country.
Ado Bayero Mall, Kano
One of the largest malls available in Nigeria today is the Ado Bayero Mall in the city of Kano, Kano State. The mall covers a land mass of 10 hectares having 2,400 square metres of space for both retail and entertainment and it is the spot that is home to two main international shopping retailers which include Shoprite and Game, the biggest contemporary indoor cinema having multiple screens (Film House Cinemas), as well as other things such as media stores, restaurants, and a place where kids can play.
Ado Bayero Mall is the first modern-day malls in the northern part of Nigeria and it is named after the longest serving Monarch in Kano, Kano State, His Royal Highness, Alh. (Dr). Ado Bayero. The location of the mall is a neighbourhood of commercial and residential properties and it can be accessed through the Zaria-Maiduguri Highway. It is adjacent to the Kano Trade Fair Complex and historic Kano Zoo.
Silverbird Entertainment Center, Abuja
Another really largest shopping mall in Nigeria is the Silverbird Entertainment Centre in the city of Abuja. Among the many malls in the Federal Capital Territory, this is one of the best. Recent events have shown that a lot of individuals have been patronizing this shopping mall either for shopping or for entertainment. The retail spaces within the mall’s structures are being occupied every passing day and pretty soon all the vacant spaces will be unavailable.
When you go to the mall, you’ll find a combination of both Nigerian and international brands of fashion such as Mango, TM Lewin and Fusion is soon to join in. The restaurants within the mall include Mr. Biggs and Nandos and there is a pharmacy as well as a book store. In the mall, you can do luxury shopping, see a movie, use the spa, buy clothes, or even use the VIP balconies.
The Palms Shopping Mall, Lagos
Next on our list of the best shopping malls in Nigeria is the Palms Shopping Mall. The mall is situated on a land that is 40,000 square metres (10 acres) in the Lekki Peninsula, in Lagos State. The mall has available retail space of about 5 acres. Palms Shopping Mall was officially opened in the year 2006 and it has a total of 69 shops, a bowling alley and a contemporary 6-screen cinema. There are different restaurants within the mall that serve local, Chinese, and continental cuisines. There are two bars within the mall and they are; Soul Lounge and News Café where young people can gather together to catch up and have fun. A lot of products in the mall are quite affordable and that is why the mall gets a lot of visitors.
Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja
Jabi Lake Mall is another really amazing mall in Nigeria. It was opened to the general public in the year 2015 around the beaches of Jabi Lake in Jabi territory, Abuja about 10 minutes away from the major business centre. It is a double level shopping plaza that comes with a modern design. The structure of the mall is quite impressive and eye-catching. Jabi Lake Mall provides a great view of the city and there is a lakeside walk area just outside the amusement centre that was built mainly to entertain.
At Jabi Lake Mall, there are a lot of restaurants and food courts offering various local dishes and delicacies. It has two floors, and at the north and south end of both the two floors you’ll find 4 ATM’s just in case you forgot to come with cash. If you are shopping for a wedding, a regular party, or any other occasion, you ought to visit this mall.
Ikeja Shopping Mall, Lagos
Another one of Nigeria’s best malls is the Ikeja City Mall that is situated in Alausa, Ikeja City of Lagos State. This mall happens to be the first mall on the mainland in the Lagos urban centre. It was built in the year 2011 and is owned and established by Broll Property Services. There are a total of 100 shops and 12 restaurants within the mall. There is a kiddies zone in the mall where kids can play, a five-screen Silverbird cinema where you can watch movies and a Shoprite supermarket. You can also find equipments for department stores, banks, cafés, bars, restaurants, hairdressing / beauty salon, and an ice-skating arena.
You can get pizza, ice cream, chocolate and eat a lot of different African and Native American dishes. There are different stores that also sell a variety of clothing from numerous fashion brands in the mall.