Welcome to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and a city developing into an important centre of commerce in the African nation. A planned capital, Abuja is a relatively new city having been built mainly in the 1980s. As Nigeria's political centre, Abuja plays an essential role in promoting Nigeria to the world. Abuja's Central Business District is the main area visitors to Abuja will experience during their stay, framed by the awe-inspiring Aso Rock in the northeast to the National Stadium in the southwest, and home to the Nigerian headquarters of many multinational corporations.
Located in the heart of Abuja, Fraser Suites Abuja is an elegant oasis for those travelling to Abuja for business or leisure. Voted the Leading Serviced Apartments in Nigeria by the World Travel Awards, the property's 126 Gold-Standard luxury serviced apartments range from studios to 4-bedroom penthouses, offering spectacular views of Abuja's leafy cityscape. With ultra-modern business meeting facilities and an emphasis on health and wellbeing, Fraser Suites Abuja is a home away from home for business travellers and their families
Abuja is a lush, modern metropolis that offers much more than just business. It's a place where the diversity of Nigeria comes together in a shared vision for their beautiful country. Abuja is the centre of the Nigerian Government and administration for much of the country's most important ministries. Accordingly, the expat scene in Abuja consists mainly of diplomats, those from the multinational businesses who have business with the Nigerian Government, and non-profit organisations supporting Nigeria as part of its developing nation status. The people of Abuja are genuinely friendly and welcoming; perhaps it's the city's tropical climate and lush surrounds, which have earned Abuja the reputation for being a leafy, verdant city and a far cry from the crowded streets of Lagos to the south.
Guests staying in Frasers Hospitality's luxury 5-star serviced apartments in Abuja will enjoy many of the top things to see and do, including visits to Zuma Rock, the natural wonders of the Nigerian countryside and hunting down bargains in Abuja's authentic markets.
Abuja has a wealth of activities and experiences to offer people travelling to Abuja for a short or extended stay. Don't miss out on the opportunity to sample the best of Abuja when staying at your 5-star hotel.
The landscapes surrounding Abuja are part of the city's allure; lush, rolling tropical hills frame the city which is only now starting to see taller buildings rise above a predominantly low-rise cityscape. You'll find two of the most iconic landmarks in Abuja only a short trip from your Abuja business hotel. To the northwest, Aso Rock is an imposing monolith that rises above Abuja's 'Three Arms Zone'. The landmark itself is around 400 metres high and rises over 900 metres above sea level. The view from the summit is breathtaking, though it's advisable to get permission to climb Aso Rock first.
Abuja's other resident monolithic giant is Zuma Rock, located further out from the city and about a 50-minute drive from your serviced apartment. The climb to the summit is for more experienced mountaineering types; the rock is over 300 metres high with an incredibly steep face.
Located to the north and a short drive from your luxury apartments in Abuja, Usuma Lower Dam is an ideal day out in the countryside. The dam is a place for lovers of nature to stretch their legs, with plenty of hiking trails available for people of all ages and ability levels. The lake is also ideal for watersports, including kayaking and canoeing. The dam's foreshore is also suitable for a barbeque or picnic.
Abuja's location in the geographical centre of Nigeria makes it a natural meeting point for the cultures of Nigeria's different ethnic groups. Accordingly, it's also the best place in Nigeria to shop for traditional handicrafts, artworks and ceramics. From your serviced apartments in Abuja, head out for a day trip to several of Abuja's best handicrafts and art markets, including the Jabi African Art and Craft Market and the Bwari Pottery Village.
Located only 10-minutes from your family serviced apartment in Abuja, the Jabi African Art and Craft Market brings together original artisans from throughout Nigeria and beyond. It is the best place to shop for traditional textiles, carving, jewellery and woven furnishings. A bit further afield, the Bwari Pottery Village's artisans create beautiful, delicate pottery, utilising traditional techniques. Some of the pieces are exquisite in design.
Located to the northeast of your hotel in Abuja, the IBB International Golf and Country Club is Abuja's premier private golf club and a great place to meet and socialise whether on the fairway or at the 19th hole. The club prides itself on luxury service and excellent facilities, including the main par 72 golf course, ladies section, onsite restaurant and a tennis court. The onsite pro-shop will help you perfect your swing. At the same time, the restaurant serves up a range of delicious local and internationally-inspired food to replenish the energy levels after a morning round.
No visit to Abuja is complete without trying the local cuisine. Abuja has a range of flavourful dining options from cheap and cheerful street food precincts to upscale restaurants servicing the diplomatic and business set. Nigerian food is one of the more varied in Africa, being influenced by a mix of ethnic cultures, Arabian spices and European techniques. Some of the most popular local dishes to try in Abuja include Suya - thin chargrilled slices of beef or chicken generously rubbed in spices, and Jollof rice - a stewed rice dish reduced in a rich tomato broth. For upscale international dining, the Dining Room at our serviced apartments, Fraser Suites Abuja, seamlessly blends elevated international dishes with local favourites in a luxury setting.
Arriving at your 5-star hotel in Abuja is relatively easy from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Located 40 kilometres outside of Abuja, and the most comfortable way into Abuja proper is in a taxi or private airport shuttle. Speak with the friendly staff at Fraser Suites Abuja can assist in organising a private hire to pick you up and bring you to Frasers' serviced apartments.
What is the best way to get around in Abuja?
The best way to get around the city of Abuja in Nigeria is in a private car hire or a taxi. A new light rail started operation in 2018, catering for travel to and from the airport.
What is Abuja known for?
Abuja is known for being a purpose-built city and the capital of the nation of Nigeria. It is the political and administrative centre of the country and a place where Nigeria’s different ethnic groups come together.
What are the top 5 things to do in Abuja?
The top 5 things to do in Abuja include climbing to the top of Zuma Rock, strolling through Millennium Park, paying homage at the Abuja National Mosque, visiting traditional arts villages and spending the day amid nature at the Usuma Lower Dam.
When is the best time to go to Abuja?
The best time to visit Abuja is between the winter months from December through to February, and March and April.
Where is the best area to stay in Abuja?
The best area to stay in Abuja is in the city centre, the upscale Asokoro district and lokogoma.