Ariaria International Market
Ariaria International Market
Ariaria International Market
How to get to Ariaria International Market


By car and motorbike


Things to do at Ariaria International Market


Buy/Sell, Meet friends, Sightseeing,

History of Ariaria International Market

This was established in 1976to replace the Ekeoha Market that was destroyed in a tragic fire incident.

Built in 1976.

Ariaria Market is a major market not only in Nigeria, but also in the West African region. Nicknamed the 'China of Africa" and famed to be the largest market east of the Niger, this is an open-air market seemingly without structure in appearance and yet valued for its versatility in the making of wears and leather works, among other wares. Housing thousands of shops, all specializing in a wide range of goods,


This is a very safe location.

  • Visitors to this location must be careful handling their properties as this place is prone to a large number of pickpocketers.

What To Bring

Before heading to Ariaria International Market, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Shopping list

  • Cash for purchase

  • Samples of your choice material

  • Sun glasses and/or hat

  • Your bargaining A-game

Things to do while at Ariaria International Market

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Look around and patronize the numerous stores

Writer's Review

A market spanning a lot of streets is sure to provide something of all you might seek in a market. Ariaria market serves a major role in the textile and leather industry. It offers great bargains on different goods like laces, jewelries, supplies, office wears, foods, shoes, etc. The prices are not usually fixed, so depending on your haggling skills, you can get a sweet deal.

Most common visitors

Shoppers from far and near

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