Beauty Addict

Located on Cassava Street plot 707 in Wuye (close to Family Worship Centre) this Italian owned and run spa is the best in town. Various types of massages, facials, body treatments are available.

To book, call +234 705 422 4398 or check their website: www.beautyaddictabuja.com

The Yar’Adua Foundation

Located on One Memorial Drive Central Business District, Opposite Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Contact: +234(0) 9524 0021 or +234(0) 9524 0022. This foundation was built in memory of the late General Shehu Musa Yar’adua, Former President of Nigeria. The Yar’adua Foundation has a lot of facilities which ranges from libraries, a centre with both conference facilities and a shop to buy gift items, organized programmes such as charity projects, Yar’adua Merit Scholars etc, exhibition halls, and above all the Late President’s speeches, photographs and biography. For more information visit: www.yaraduacentre.org.

Wonderland Amusement Park

It is located at 1 kukuwaba Road, opposite the National Stadium. This wonderland is equipped with a small roller coaster, merry go rounds, rides, games arcade and bumper cars, trains. There are some activities for younger kids like bouncy castles, and a safe place for older children to enjoy themselves. There is also the availability of a range of refreshments and dining facilities.

Abuja Amusement Park

This Park located on Bumbuna Street Zone 1, Wuse, South of the Central Business District. It is open to visitors from Monday to Sunday from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. This park is ideally for kids, and provides amusement facilities such as: Merry-go- round, bump cars, galloping horses, hydra ride, train octopus, rally cars, themed rides and a restaurant.

National Children’s Park and Zoo

This exciting park is situated in the North Eastern corner of Abuja city at the base of Aso Rock, near the Murtala Muhammed Expressway. Opened daily for visitors, this park, introduces children to different types of domestic, wild animals and birds. Examples include: camels, donkeys, chickens, and watch wild animals like cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, ostriches and lions.

IBB International Golf Club

This fantastic golf course is located on Aso drive in the Maitama District of Abuja City. It occupies a land area of about 101 hectares with a number of ponds, lakes streams and bridges. The 18-hole green international standard Golf Course attracts local and international tournaments in collaboration with major hotels in the city and Golf Association throughout the country.  The International Golf and Country Club is an exclusive club with access for members only. Website: www.ibbgolfclub.org.ng

Movie Theatres

Silverbird Cinema, Jabi Lake Mall

Situated at the Jabi Lake Mall,Bala Sokoto Way, Jabi. Open Mondays to Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm, Contact: +234 (0)9094778020 and tickets range from N500-N1, 500. This is the newest and most modern cinema in Abuja. http://silverbirdcinemas.com/jabi/

Silverbird Entertainment Centre

Found on Plot 1161, Memorial Drive besides Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Central Business District. Open Mondays to Sundays from 11am to 11pm, Contact: +234 (0) 9290 6368 and ticket prices ranging from N500-N1,500. This is a fairly recent building with 12 screens, arcade games and a big shopping mall. Also has a food court with a range of restaurants and bars, a spa, super market and VIP balconies. Movies include; international blockbusters and Nigerian home grown movies. silverbirdcinemas.com/secabuja/

Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Ceddi Plaza

Situated at the Ceddi Plaza, 264 Tafawa Balewa Way, opposite Central Bank of Nigeria, Central Business District. Open Mondays to Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm, Contact: +234(0) 9672 3573 and tickets range from N500-N1, 500. It is surrounded with food and snack outlets, which attracts teenagers and young families throughout the week. www.genesiscinemas.com

Movie Mania

Located in Shop E1 and E2, Sharif Plaza, Aminu Crescent, Wuse. Open from noon to 10pm, Mondays to Saturdays and from 3pm to 10pm on Sunday. Contact: +234 (0) 803 450 8567.  This shop is mainly open for DVD rentals and its rates stands at N300/day or N5, 000 for a membership fee which allows you to rent a wide range of classic DVDs.

French Cultural Centre

Found on 52 Libreville Street, Wuse II, and open from 9:30am to 5:45pm, Mondays to Fridays. Contact: +234 (0) 805 947 8456. Numerous cultural activities funded by the French government and organize regular programmes in the French language. Call for further information.

Night Clubs

If you are a lover for music, Abuja is a place to visit as it busts at night time with live music and parties every night of the week. Some of such places include:

Sky Lounge

Located in Wuse II, Sky Lounge offers a contemporary space with live music from time to time. Open daily from 6pm to 3am, Contact:+234 708 167 7770. The roof top bar is an excellent place to enjoy a good cocktail or club later in the night.


One of the poshest night clubs in Abuja. Play offer VIP section and great DJ’s. Newly renovated and modern furnished. If you’re chasing the freshest afro beats, then go play at Play. Open daily from 6pm to 3am. Contact: +234 806 963 2866 or Facebook.