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Frederik Sørensen

"What I really like about InterNations? It's the quality of its members - truly global-minded people willing to help!"

Birte Wegener

"With InterNations I got to know some very nice Austrian and French women here in Abuja. We've gradually become very good friends."

The Expat Community in Abuja Welcomes You!

Hello and welcome to InterNations Abuja. Nigeria is an economic powerhouse within Africa and its recent growth coupled with its vibrant culture makes it an attractive destination for expats. As the capital of this massive nation, Abuja is at the center of all the action. So join InterNations today and let our friendly community of Abuja expats share the inside tips to living in this young city in the middle of Nigeria.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Abu Dhabi.

Join Our Exciting Events in Abuja

Attend our monthly events and activities for Abuja expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Abuja Expat Guides

  • Moving to Abuja

    Abuja is one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. It is very hot all year round, but it rains from April to September. Accommodation in Abuja is not cheap and it takes some time for expats to find a flat at a reasonable price. Check out the InternNations Expat Guide for more information about moving to Abuja.
  • Living in Abuja

    Known as one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa, Abuja is the center of politics and diplomacy in Nigeria. Its cultural resorts and historical buildings make Abuja a great place for sightseeing. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information about living in Abuja.
  • Working in Abuja

    As Nigeria's center of wealth and affluence, Abuja is home to a huge amount of private enterprises. Expats need to secure a job offer before they obtain a work permit. There are many job opportunities in the education sector. Find more information about working in Abuja in the InterNations Expat Guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Abuja

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Abuja expat forums.

Start Your New Life as an Expat in Abuja

Right in the heart of Nigeria, Abuja is a new city and was designated the country's capital in the 1970s as a neutral site for Nigeria's many tribes. 40 years on and Abuja is an energetic and visitor-friendly city without the chaos and bulging population of Lagos. Clean and green, Abuja is home to many park areas with the largest — Millennium Park — being a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With a population of less than a million, Abuja is relaxed compared with other Nigerian cities but it can still be a challenge for new expats and that's where the InterNations Abuja Community can help. InterNations allows you to find valuable information, e.g. in our dedicated Nigeria Guide articles, as well as socialize and network, both offline and online, through forums, groups, local events, and more. So simply ask fellow members for the best places to eat, drink and socialize while avoiding the tourist traps. Join today and you'll feel like a local in no time!

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Riyadh or Amsterdam, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Social Network for Expatriates in Abuja

With Nigeria rapidly developing into a modern industrialized nation there are many job opportunities available for expats with the right skills. The InterNations Abuja Community (as well as our Lagos Community) offers various topical forums where you can inform and get informed about the latest expat jobs, available accommodation, etc or simply socialize online. Our InterNations members are expats and global minds from the UK, China, the USA, Argentina, South Africa and more nations across the world, so whether you want to get together with people from a similar background or meet new people, InterNations is the place for you. We organize exciting events throughout the year, and groups to cultivate your hobbies; keep an eye out on our calendar!

Frederik Sørensen

"What I really like about InterNations? It's the quality of its members - truly global-minded people willing to help!"

Birte Wegener

"With InterNations I got to know some very nice Austrian and French women here in Abuja. We've gradually become very good friends."

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