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Lagos: African spirit at its colourful best

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Book flights from New York to Lagos with Qatar Airways

If you’re looking for comfortable travel and a memorable passenger experience on your next trip to Nigeria, then flights from New York to Lagos with Qatar Airways will not disappoint. Recline in spacious cabins, in which you can truly relax, and enjoy dishes from an award-winning menu of delicious food, brought to you by attentive cabin crew dedicated to making your journey one to remember.

Lagos has a fascinating and exciting location, sprawling lazily inland from the breathtakingly beautiful Gulf of Guinea and continuing across Logos Lagoon. It makes all the difference to a visit, as the sound of water and waves is never far away. The city has a bracing atmosphere, complemented by its cheerful and cosmopolitan population. One of the most popular attractions is the National Museum Lagos, with its displays of local arts and artefacts. 

Flying from New York

The iconic JFK airport is representative of the city it serves – big, busy and vibrant. A total of eight terminals and all the major international carriers connect passengers all over the world.  

Packed with facilities and friendly staff, JFK is one of the world’s busiest air hubs. Because the airport is so busy, it is important to plan ahead and know which terminal your Qatar Airways flight leaves from.

Transportation and car parking

The easiest way to get to and from the airport is via the JFK AirTrain - a 24-hour service that connects all of the airport terminals with rail and metro stations. The New York City Airporter Bus runs every 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the airport. 

Taxis are plentiful and a pre-booked limousine service is also available. Car parking for Terminal 8 is in the ‘Red’ Lot, although shuttles from other parking zones provide you with more options if the Red Lot is full.

Arriving in New York

Qatar Airways flights from New York leave from Terminal 8. The free AirTrain service connects the terminals, which is particularly useful if you are transferring from an internal or other international flight. 

If your flight leaves from a high-numbered gate, it is advisable to use the free motorized shuttle, due to the distance between the departure area and the gates. The Oasis Lounge (charges applicable) in Terminal 4 is open 24 hours a day and has extensive facilities including showers. 

Facilities and amenities

While waiting for your Qatar Airways flight from New York, Terminal 8 offers extensive food and drink outlets serving snacks and fast food, light meals, coffee and refreshments. 

There is also a wide range of retail outlets selling everything from watches and sunglasses to a dedicated ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’ shop. Facilities include baby-care areas, dry cleaning, a pet relief area and a Welcome Centre. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport for a fee.

Arriving in Lagos

The commercial centre of Nigeria and Africa’s largest city, Lagos is an energetic and exciting location full of colour. A combination of the mainland and connections to several islands, Lagos is a complex location that takes some getting used to. But once you do you’ll find it to be a friendly and welcoming place and a truly unique experience.

Book a flight to Lagos with Qatar Airways and you’ll not only have access to one of the world’s largest cities for business and commercial travellers, but a host of attractions to keep leisure travellers captivated too. Your African adventure begins with a flight to Lagos with Qatar Airways.


Tourist attractions

Lagos has over a dozen beaches. Close to the city is Lagos Bar Beach, which is a broad, sandy expanse but does tend to get crowded. If you’re looking for a quieter beach then head a little further out of town to Lekki Beach, Alpha Beach, Eleko Beach and Akodo Beach Ogogoro Island, or Atlas Cove. You’ll find a 110-year-old lighthouse taking pride of place at the aptly named Lighthouse Beach, one of the most tranquil and deserted of Lagos’ beaches.

The Lekki Conservation Centre is down on the Lekki/Epe expressway near Chevron, and is a haven for wildlife. A stroll around this well-run conservation centre gives you a window on Nigeria’s flora and fauna.

In the city you’ll find plenty of museums and exhibitions to explore, including the National Museum of Nigeria and the Nike Art Gallery, which is home to a very good collection of Nigerian folk art and contemporary works by young, up and coming African artists.

The National Theatre of Arts & Culture on the mainland is the epicentre for performing arts in the country. It puts on frequent shows of both traditional and contemporary dance as well as music concerts all year round.

Travel Considerations

Flights to Lagos with Qatar Airways land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Lagos please check the visa and passport requirements.

Essential facts about Lagos

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