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10 biggest shopping malls in Nigeria

10 biggest shopping malls in Nigeria

Nigeria’s enormous population and swift economic expansion have given it the nickname Giant of Africa. Investors have been drawn to the potential of millions of customers, particularly in the retail and wholesale sectors.

The first shopping mall in Nigeria opened its doors in 2004. Each mall rivalled the other in size and splendour as more and more popped up. Every time you travel to a significant town or city, you can visit some malls that are home to a wide variety of shops, eateries, coffee shops, snack bars, supermarkets, entertainment venues, and recreational amenities. 

Top 10 shopping malls in Nigeria.

1. Tinapa Shopping Mall, Calabar 

Tinapa Shopping Mall, Calabar 

The retail space of Tinapa Shopping Mall is 861 square feet (7,998 square metres), making it the largest mall in Nigeria. This mall is situated in the Calabar Free Trade Zone, so shoppers can take advantage of extremely low prices.

It is only 15 minutes from the city of Calabar. One can easily find everything he wants from this mall, which has 54 retail stores providing souvenir products, jewellery, apparel, accessories, houseware, gadgets, and appliances, in addition to four emporia.

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2. The Palms Shopping Mall, Lagos 

The Palms Shopping Mall, Lagos 

The Palms Shopping Mall is situated in Lagos, the largest metropolis in Nigeria. Additionally, it is Nigeria’s first mall to have been built. It has grown to be one of the busiest shopping centres in the nation with its 69 shops and three anchor stores. Various goods are offered for sale on the ground floor. A supermarket, grocery stores, furniture, housewares, office supplies, jewellery, accessories, shoes, bags, gadgets, appliances, and many other clothing brands can be found in this mall, to name a few. The largest media store in Nigeria and a six-screen movie theatre are both located on the second floor of the building.

3. Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja

Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja

Jabi Lake Mall is your greatest option for shopping whether you’re in Abuja for leisure or business and need to buy something. In reality, this mall has long been the top choice for visitors staying in Nigeria’s capital. Along with shopping, the mall offers some dining options and snack shops where you may indulge in delectable snacks. Watch the newest movie in one of its theatres, or simply stroll around to explore everything the mall has to offer to unwind.

4. Ado Bayero Mall, Kano

Ado Bayero Mall, Kano

Ado Bayero Mall, the first ultra-modern mall in Northern Nigeria, was named after His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero Ado Bayero, and is situated in the center of Kano. 

The 10-hectare mall includes retail establishments, a cinema, restaurants, media outlets, and a play area for children. Additionally, the mall has enough parking for 1,000 vehicles and more than 50 customizable retail spaces.

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5. Novare Lekki Mall, Lagos

Novare Lekki Mall, Lagos

Shop in a contemporary environment at the Novare Lekki Mall, which was created with the comfort of its patrons in mind. Both those intending to purchase something and those searching for enjoyment can choose from various options at the store. Discover the newest fashion trends in one of Nigeria’s safest and most user-friendly movie theatres and enjoy a movie. The mall offers banking services in addition to goods.

6. Dunes Center, Abuja

Dunes Center, Abuja

Nigeria’s capital is home to upscale Dunes Center. This is the place to go if you prefer fancy clothing and other goods. One benefit of shopping at the Dunes Center is that brand-name goods are reasonably priced, so you won’t break the bank doing so. Due to the mall’s abundance of eateries, coffee shops, and snack bars, you’ll never go hungry while shopping. Waffle Place is renowned for its mouthwatering waffles. If you just have a limited time to shop, you can visit the mall’s homepage, choose the item you wish to purchase, and then arrange to pick it up later.

7. Polo Park Mall, Enugu

Polo Park Mall, Enugu

Enugu has a contemporary shopping and entertainment centre called Polo Park Mall. The retail centre was one of the few in the nation to receive the designation of the first world-class shopping mall and is among the few in the country to have the distinction.

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8. Ikeja City Mall, Lagos

Ikeja City Mall, Lagos

Do you prefer being in a bustling, dynamic environment? Both may be found at Ikeja City Mall, one of the busiest malls in Nigeria, if you are travelling to Lagos. Music is constantly playing at Ikeja City Mall and hanging out alone or with friends will make you feel happy and excited. View the things on exhibit to stay current with fashion trends. Attend some events where celebrities will be visitors or see a movie in a clean, comfy theatre. Most of the mall’s eateries provide African cuisine, although if you’d rather eat fast food, there are various options available.

9. Palms Mall, Ibadan

Palms Mall, Ibadan

Palms Mall is located in Ibadan, Oyo State. Palms Ibadan offers a high-quality, family-friendly setting for big branded businesses, food, fashion, and entertainment. While Shoprite serves as the mall’s main tenant, other prestigious brands such as Inglot, Mobo’s, Puma, TM Lewin, Cold Stone Creamery, KFC, MAC, Daviva, Dajcom, Samsung Mobile, Swatch, Wrangler, Lifemate, and First Bank are also present at Palms mall.

10. Ceddi Plaza, Abuja

Ceddi Plaza, Abuja

Ceddi Plaza Abuja is a one-stop shop. You don’t need to leave the mall to shop or conduct other businesses. You can go shopping while you wait for your laundry to be finished or for your children to get their dental checkups thanks to the 55 specialist establishments that include banks, dental clinics, optical services, dry cleaning and laundry services, entertainment area, and events hall. Since you don’t need to drive to multiple locations to get everything you need, you save time, effort, and gas. 

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