One of the most beautiful and cosy shopping malls in Dubai. Not far from the top hotels on Jumeirah Beach (approx. 10-15 minutes by taxi), the architecturally impressive overall complex of the mall can be seen from afar on the left-hand side as you drive along Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi. The Ibn Battuta Mall is at ground level. Following in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, the visitor “travels” through 6 countries
China – India – Persia – Egypt – Tunisia and Andalusia.
Each of these countries has a large round main square in the middle of the mall, which impressively conveys the history and customs of the respective country. Restaurants and coffee shops invite you to linger at the magnificent “country courts” typical of each country.
The young Arab globetrotter Ibn Battuta travelled halfway around the world as early as the 14th century. The shopping mall was named after him. Ibn Battuta’s travel experiences are impressively and interestingly presented. With this contemporary monument, the experiences of the then 21-year-old explorer were realised. His pilgrimage lasted almost 30 years and the distance he covered was three times as long as that of his forerunner Marco Polo. With the shopping paradise Ibn Battuta Mall, Ibn Battuta conveys his experiences and discoveries and thus becomes one of the most meaningful figures and contemporary witnesses of the Orient. The Ibn Battuta Mall is open daily (including Fridays) from 09.00 – 22.00 hours.
If you are flying to Dubai in the foreseeable future, we definitely recommend a visit to the IBN Battuta Mall. It’s worth a stroll alone, without shopping.