Jabi – Neighbourhood Guide

Jabi is a serene mid -to-high income neighbourhood in Phase 2 District of Abuja.  One of the reason  the area  is so popular is due to the presence of the Jabi Lake which serves as a recreational area for residents and visitors to the area. It is also a commercial center ,with businesses, cafes , lounges, restaurants , supermarket and recreational developments in the area.These factors, among many others, makes the are one of the most sought-after location in Abuja.

Getting around Jabi

Jabi is bordered to the north by Kado, to the east by Utako, to the south by Dakibiyu, to the west by Life Camp, and to the north west by Gwarinpa.
Like most areas in Abuja, Jabi has an excellent road network which connects it to other parts of the city. This district is home to the largest Interstate bus park in Abuja, the Jabi Park, which provides transportation links to various parts of Nigeria.It also houses popular commercial fleets like cross country , God is good and others


Healthcare facilities in the district include St. Florence Hospital on Idris Ibrahim Crescent, Nisa Premier Hospital on Alex Ekwueme Way, Trust Charitos Hospital on Idris Ibrahim Crescent, and Tabitha Medical Center.


There are several reputable schools in the area, including Cambridge Preparatory School, Jabi; Dominion International School; Doveland International School; Danbo International School; Glisten International Academy; Whiteplains British School; and The Learning Hall.

Recreation and entertainment

Jabi lake is the number one attraction in the area , and it’s no surprise that many visit the area just to get a glimpse of the lake.The area also has a number of lounges, cafes, and restaurants.Among these are Unsual Karaoke bar located inside the Jabi Lake Mall, known for its  beautiful lightings, great food,  good music, karaoke, food, and drinks.  If you need a place where you can get a good cocktail and gaze at the stars simultaneously, Aura lounge is the place . For the best chicken shawarma check out IRIE Resto lounge. Aldo’s Alex is an upscale rooftop restaurant that offers value for money with an impressive view of the Lake. Uncle T’s offers a wide variety of menu to satisfy meat lovers, vegetarians or anyone with specific dietary requirements.The Boat club is another beautiful place just by the lake

Cilantro is arguably the most family friendly restaurant in Abuja. It  has a continental menu and the pizzas are the best . There’s also the  Silverbird Cinemas to enjoy the latest movies.


The popular Utako market for foodstuffs  is also located in jabi. Shoprite,the Nigerian standard for all you’re are looking is located in the Jabi Lake Mall .There are also supermarkets like Triple T , Harmony supermarket , GVH supermarket  among others. If you’re looking for artsy decor or  props for your space check out Jabi Arts and Craft market.

Where to live in Jabi

There are several residential estates located in the area. They include Grandview Estate located close to Vine Gas in the same neighbourhood as the Sigma Estate. There’s also Philkruz Estate in Dakibiu, Daige Groves Estate, 7 Fifteen Lakeside Estate, and Bobowasi Island.

Property Market

House for rent in Jabi starts from  ₦500,000 upwards depending on the area. 2 bedroom apartment for sale in Jabi ranges between ₦23 million to ₦30 million While 3 bedroom flat in Jabi starts from ₦30 million. You can get a duplex from ₦35 million above , depending on the number of rooms, if it is semi detached or fully detached and location of the property.

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