Business Aviation Tips and In-flight Catering for Abuja, NigeriaJanuary 16, 2017 by Leanne Walsh
Abjua – the capital of Nigeria, famous for retaining its position as the fastest-growing city on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world! A purpose-built city, Abuja features many diverse attractions to see within the city itself. With an excellent road network, it also makes a perfect base to take road trip excursions to explore further afield.
The climate is tropical in Nigeria, with wet and dry seasons. The rainy season begins from April and ends in October. Within the dry season, daytime temperatures can soar as high as 40 C (104 F), so be prepared to bring your sun lotion!
The main international airport in Abuja is Nnamdi Azikwe (DNAA / ABV). In-flight catering for flights departing from Abjua is available from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, through the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network. It’s best advised to use the official Green Cabs at the airport, and around the city. Uber also operates around the city, but the Green Cabs are the official registered cabs.
There are many fun, exciting and cultural sights to see in Abuja; Aso rock, Zuma rock (2,379 ft. high), Abuja National Mosque, Abuja National Stadium, Millennium Tower, Jabi Lake Mall and many more! Abjua is listed as one of the safest metropolitan cities in Africa to visit, but with any new location you are unfamiliar with, make sure that if you venture outside of the city, that you use safe, respected travel guided tours when possible – your hotel should be able to help you with this.
Nigerians naturally talk in short, abrupt sentences, and when asking you about the well-being of someone, they will use the term “what of,” instead of “how is.” Be sure to listen out for this and use this term with them in conversation, so you sound more natural.
Food and drink is generally quite expensive, especially if you are looking for Westernized food in the restaurants. Head down to the Wuse Market (this is the main market in the city), and you can find everything from pottery to local fruit and bread. The local currency is the Nigerian Naira. One USD equates to around 295 NGN. As always, fly safe, enjoy the sights, and take in the wonders of one of the most up-coming cities in Africa!
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