Things to See and Do When Attending the ASLM2018 Conference
International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE)
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)
If you are here for the ASLM conference, make sure you don’t miss out on these remarkable attractions:
1) Zuma Rock
A major symbol of Abuja’s landscape is this monolith with a human face. It is 3.1 kilometres in circumference and roughly 725 metres high. It has quite a history and was named “Zumwa” by the people of Zuba town, which means “place of catching guinea-fowls”. Zuma was derived from there.
2) National Aboretum Abuja
The arboretum was established as a crucial part of conserving genetic resources for educational, medicinal, research and other scientific purposes. It maintains a forest and other plant life in their natural environment, and visitors can relax and meditate in these surroundings
3) Millennium Park
In the midst of all the buildings lies Abuja’s largest park, Millennium Park, which is divided by a river. On one side of the river is pure nature, while the other side resembles an Italian-styled garden layout, surrounded by a number of fountains.
4) Gurara falls
This stunning waterfall is located in Suleja, near Abuja. Surrounded by ponds, flowers and trees, the falls has picturesque views of unique rock formations, and is perfect for picnics or simply having alone time. You definitely need to see it
5) Yar’Adua Library
If you are a bookworm, then this is the place for you. The Yar’Adua Library is located in the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre and was built in honour of former President Shehu Yar’Adua. The centre accommodates a museum and an extensive library, while reflecting a gorgeous atrium (plenty of natural light!).
6) BMT Garden
Near the Swiss Embassy lies a narrow road leading to the BMT Africa Garden Library. You walk into a gem of a garden with lovely fountains, a mini zoo, lots of green areas, lounges and chill spots. Even more fascinating is the collection of photographs and artefacts of Nigeria’s history that it exhibits.
7) IBB Golf Course
If you’re someone who loves getting up at the break of dawn to tee off at the golf course, then this will be heaven for you. The course offers an 18-hole course (long front 9 and challenging back 9) with a chilled-out ambience. IBB is also renowned for their delicious meals and picture-perfect terrace. The course also provides two tennis courts, great caddies and golf pros.
8) The Dome
This is one of Abuja’s premium entertainment centres (on Airport Road). It is a state of the art recreation facility with a bowling alley, serene garden, nightclub, fitness centre, banquet hall, restaurant, VIP lounge, and cigar room.
9) Aso Rock
This is one of Abuja’s most noticeable features and has several caves. It is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) granitic monolith, roughly 936 metres above sea level. Overlooking the National Assembly, Aso Rock has become known as a symbol of power and strength.
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