Lagos, is one of the largest cities of western Africa, a financial hub of Nigeria and highest GDP in Africa. Lagos is a comibination of islands, emerged as a port city. These islands are seperated by an inlet are called Local Government Areas , Lagos Islands, Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa. Due to the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in those areas, Lagos was expanded to the west. Lagos, today is divided into Island and Mainland of the city. Island is run by the Lagos city local government however Mainland is governed by western Region. Lagos was capital and federal capital of Nigeria but later capital of state was moved to Ikeja and Abuja became Federal Capital of Nigeria.
Lagos, the city of Lakes is a collection of Islands which are connected yet separated by inlets.
Lagos Island: The main business hub and largest whole sale area of Lagos is Lagos Island. It has sky scrapper buildings, bank building, oba's palace, Central Mosque and Christ Church Cathedral.
Ikoye: is eastern part of Lagos, connected with Victoria Island by Falomo Bridge. Ikoye has amusement park, Africa's largest Golf course, Federal government offices, army barracks and number of hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping complex. Once a middle classed area is now a residential enclave for the upper class.
Victoria Island: This is an extension to Lagos island and famous for its most expensive real estate property value. It covers most part of Lagos, has environmentally constructed bar beach and shopping zones.
Mainland: is a very populated and industrial area. Its was once known for its shopping malls, night life , bars, clubs and hustle bustle but most of the clubs are now moved to Victoria Island.
Lagos is famous all over the Africa for its nightlife, culture, music industry has introduced Nigeria Hip Hop and Sakara Music. Nollywood is the biggest film industry in whole Africa. Nigeria local delicacies like Iyan and Amala are served in local pubs and are among most famous native foods of Nigeria.
Over the past few years, Lagos has emerged as a fastest growing tourist spot in africa. Thousands of expats and foreigners visit Nigeria to enjoy its man made beaches, sandy shores, bustling nightlife and vibrant culture. Nigeria's Murtalla Muhammad International airport has become most busiest airport of Western Africa. There are number of National and internation airlines which operates to and from Nigeria to America, Europe, Asia and worldwide destinations. Arik Air is one of the most popular airline, has played significant role in increasing Nigerian Economy by offering direct as well as cheap flights to Lagos from London and New York. The airline has created hundreds of jobs within and outside the Nigeria making local currency more strong.
If you are visiting Lagos then National Museum, Jankara Market, Eleko Beach, Nike art Gallery and African Artist Foundation should be top of your list. It worth visiting these historical places where you can closely understand the culture and history of Nigeria. Even if you are not planning a trip to Lagos, Arik Air flies to a variety of other places in Africa, Europe, Middle East and America. Explore the diversity of Europe's rich cultural heritage with our flights to London. Fly to Accra and uncover the unique art of Adinkra art, distinct type of musical instruments, Heritage sites, and on the top is Ghanaian Cocoa. Book a trip to Johannesburg and find out the multitude of attractions and things to do in Johannesburg. So travelers can enjoy longer trips to exotic destinations. Or book a weekend shopping trip or a simple visit to see your friends and family.