Top 10 Best Shopping Malls In Nigeria (2021)

In this article, we shall be taking a look at the top 10 best shopping malls in Nigeria this 2021. A shopping mall is a very large building that houses other smaller malls and superstores or chain supermarkets where people of all walks of life visit for different shopping experiences.

Top 10 Best Shopping Malls In Nigeria

Shopping Malls are scattered all over the federation partly due to the increase in the population of the country. This has seen both local and foreign investors take the centre stage to build impressive centres where people can go to for different shopping experiences, thereby taking the concept of shopping to a whole new level.

As earlier mentioned, malls, due to their vastness, have a number of restaurants, snack bars, supermarkets, entertainment and recreational facilities, etc domiciled in them. If you are looking for the best and leading shopping complexes in Nigeria, we have listed a number of them for discussion and we encourage you to kindly read along in order to find out what they are.

TOP 10 BEST SHOPPING MALLS IN NIGERIA 2021

The following are the 10 best and most popular shopping malls/centres in Nigeria this 2021:

TINAPA SHOPPING MALL, CALABAR 

Tinapa Shopping Mall is the one of the largest shopping malls in Nigeria as well as one of the best in the country. It consists of fifty-four (54) impressively built retail outlets that gives the consumers an array of goods and services to choose from ranging from world class designer labels, perfumes, electronics, fabrics, jewelry, household furniture, art and craft souvenirs, to mention but a few. Tinapa shopping mall is located fifteen (15) minutes away from Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, and it sits on the Free Trade Zone of the State capital, meaning that consumers can enjoy very low prices.

THE PALMS SHOPPING MALL, LEKKI

The Palms Shopping Mall is another one of the best Malls in Nigeria. It is located in Lekki, Lagos, and was the very first shopping centre to be constructed in Nigeria with a total of sixty-nine (69) shops and three (3) anchor stores. This shopping mall is one of the busiest shopping plazas in Nigeria today. At this plaza, you can get many valuable items such as groceries, designer clothes, mobile devices, jewellery, shoes, bags, to mention but a few. The Palms Shopping Mall also has a six-screen cinema and Hub Media Store, the largest media store in Nigeria domiciled on its second floor.

JABI LAKE MALL, ABUJA

Jabi Lake Mall is arguably the most popular shopping mall in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, as well as one of the best plazas in Nigeria for shopping. The mall houses several retail stores as well as choice restaurants where you can unwind and enjoy delicious meals that appeal to your taste buss. There is also a cinema where you can relax and see the latest movies available. Jabi Lake Mall also serves as a great place for some window shopping and picture lovers can make the most of their time in the premises by taking beautiful selfies for reference purposes.

POLO PARK MALL, ENUGU

Polo Park Mall, Enugu, is a modern shopping and entertainment mall designed to incorporate informal meeting places, banks, restaurants and other amenities designed to give Enugu residents a modern shopping experience. This mall is a 21st century shopping centre where shoppers have a unique leisure experience and make purchases in a serene environment complete with state-of-the-art facilities. Polo Park Mall is home to a variety of shops ranging from cosmetics, food items, electronics, etc. It also has a food court packed with some of the biggest food chains in Nigeria and abroad, a cinema, and entertainment centres.

NOVARE SHOPPING MALL, LEKKI

Novare Shopping Mall is one of the best retail facilities in Lagos, Nigeria that serves the surrounding community in Lekki. This shopping mall strives to provide a complete shopping and entertainment experience. With Shoprite and Game as anchor tenants, as well as Genesis Cinemas, the mall has approximately 100 shops and 1,000 parking bays.

The centre incorporates the latest elements in modern shopping centre design and provides visitors with state-of-the-art facilities in a user-friendly, safe and pleasant environment. Visitors to Novare Shopping Mall, Lekki are spoilt for choice as the tenants at the mall represent the latest trends in retail, offering a broad spectrum of products and services ranging from banking, groceries and cosmetics to fashion, electronics and furniture.

DUNES CENTER, ABUJA

The Dunes Center, located on the lengthy Aguiyi Ironsi Street within the serene and highbrow district of Maitama, Abuja, is another top quality shopping mall in Nigeria. This mall opened for business in July 2004 and has steadily become home to varieties of topnotch products and services such as original antiques and gifts shops, quality boutiques, supermarket, pastry shop and restaurants.

Dunes Center is home to world class luxury brands, made in Nigeria products and art, along with diverse and exquisitely prepared cuisine, meticulously crafted furniture for home and office and a state-of-the-art ambiance that will leave you coming back.

IKEJA CITY MALL, IKEJA

Ikeja City Mall (ICM) is located in Alausa, Ikeja, the seat of power of the Lagos State Government and its parastatals and it ranks among the very best shopping malls in Nigeria today. Comprising of 23,000 square metres of A-grade retail space in Ikeja, a suburb of the city of Lagos and the Capital of the State, ICM is an ultra-modern Shopping Centre in what is described as a dual economic state; residential but predominantly commercial. ICM is the choice retail destination in Lagos with a wide selection of national and international tenants.

The facility’s total land area guarantees ample parking space for shoppers. The Shopping Centre comprises of a 100 stores with a desirable mix of retailers trading renowned quality brands. Shoppers are not only spoilt for choice within any shopping category but will enjoy a diverse, comfortable, clean, safe and convenient experience including shopping, entertainment and leisure all under one roof.

MARYLAND MALL, LAGOS

Maryland Mall, also known as the Big Black Box, and PurpleMaryland is strategically located to conveniently serve the shopping and leisure needs of the Maryland, Mende, Ikeja, Anthony and Ilupeju environs of Lagos State. This mall offers you a refreshing shopping and leisure experience on the mainland of Lagos. The carefully designed masterpiece houses over 50 shopping outlets, banks, restaurants, workspaces, a supermarket and a state-of-the-art cinema facility all carefully selected with shoppers leisure and shopping needs in mind.

PurpleMaryland hoists the largest digital LED screen in Sub-Saharan Africa. Visible to both sides of the voluminous Ikorodu Road traffic, this screen is a guaranteed must see major landmark on the mainland. Maryland Mall’s convenient location, internal ambience, exterior illumination and generous parking facilities have been carefully designed to ensure every visit to the mall will leave shoppers longing for the next.

ADO BAYERO MALL, KANO

Ado Bayero Mall is the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Northern Nigeria. It is located in the heart of Kano City and named after the city’s longest serving Monarch, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr). Ado Bayero.

Situated in a neighborhood defined by a well balanced mix of commercial and residential properties, the mall is located near major access roads such as the Zaria–Maiduguri Highways, and is also adjacent to major landmarks such as Kano Trade Fair Complex and the historic Kano Zoo on Zoo road. This high-profile location guarantees easy access and visibility for all tenants and shoppers.

Spread over 10 hectares, Ado Bayero Mall offers 24,000 square metres of retail and entertainment space comprised of two major international shopping retailers, the largest and modern indoor multi-screen cinema, and a broad range of other offerings including restaurants, media stores and an indoor play area for young children. Furthermore, the mall offers over fifty (50) customizable shop spaces and ample parking for 1,000 automobiles.

CIRCLE MALL, LEKKI

Circle Mall is a prime retail and office development, anchored by Shoprite and Film House cinemas. The mall is conveniently located on the Lekki-Epe expressway on approximately 32,000 Square metres of land. Circle Mall accommodates 10,800 square metres of exceptional quality retail space and 3,000 square metres of state-of-the-art office capacity.

Its unique features include shaded walkways with umbrellas, a fast food strip and cool courtyards, as well as a California-style open mall and 373 exclusive parking bays. And then there’s access to the Lekki-Epe Express way to ensure your journey is seamless. The Centre’s proximity to the main road also attracts high traffic volumes in terms of feet. In addition, a strip lane has also been created for residents coming from Ajah, Chevron and its environs.

Circle Mall’s dedicated business centre is adjacent to the retail sector and is comprised of 3,000 square metres consisting of three floors of 1,000 square metres each of A-grade office space. With 72 parking bays, elegant, professional design and international quality business essentials, business runs smoothly in this commercial space.

Other worthy mentions include:

  • Ceddi Plaza Abuja
  • Mega Plaza, Lagos
  • City Mall, Lagos
  • Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, etc.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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