A country of extremes, Nigeria is as warm and hospitable to visitors as any country in Africa, though a few parts of the country remain problematic. Archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BCE. Calabar, once Nigeria’s biggest slave port; Kano, a major center for Islamic scholarship from the Middle Ages and a focal point in the trans-Saharan trade routes; and Lagos, the former capital city, are a few of the major attractions in Nigeria. Emirates flies twice daily to Lagos. Learn more about Nigeria below, or see all our destinations on the Route Map.