Why You Should Visit Lagos
Lagos is a sprawling city with an endless range of exciting things to do whether it’s lounging on a sandy beach or strolling through a bustling marketplace. Many visitors to the city will venture out to one of the gorgeous beaches lining the coast where you can relax and soak up the sun, or you can enjoy a cocktail or a meal and watch the sun go down at a restaurant by the sea. Within the city of Lagos there is a lot to do if you know where to look. The city boasts plenty of interesting museums and art galleries such as the National Museum of Nigeria and the National Theatre of Arts & Culture, while there are also many modern attractions available including quality shopping malls and vibrant bars dotted around the city.
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Arriving In Lagos
Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the primary airport in Lagos located around 10 km outside of the city. The airport is home to two passenger terminals and provides all of the essential amenities you would expect such as cafes, fast food outlets and duty free shopping. Be advised that the two passenger terminals are several kilometers apart from one another so you will need to arrange for transportation if you have to transfer. If you plan to travel the country, renting a car in Lagos is an option.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Lagos it is possible to fly out of Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Those flying from Dubai can make the trip with Emirates, while passengers coming from Abu Dhabi can travel with Etihad Airways.
Lagos Travel Information
Most nationals including those from the UAE will have to obtain a visa first before being able to travel to Nigeria. In Lagos you can expect warm weather all year round, with the hottest period of the year falling between November and March when rainfall is also at a minimum. The wettest time of year is between April and October so you may want to avoid this period if you don’t like the rain.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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