Ibn Battuta Mall

There is a place where you can travel the world - following in the footsteps of a famous 14th century Arabic explorer - but without leaving Dubai. That's the magic of Ibn Battuta Mall, the largest themed shopping centre in the world, where a multitude of retail, dining and leisure opportunities are just waiting to be discovered.

If you find yourself walking from Egypt to India, then on to Tunisia in the space of just a few minutes, you're probably experiencing the magic of Dubai's amazing Ibn Battuta Mall. This extensive shopping centre is the largest themed mall in the world, lovingly designed as an homage and celebration of the life of the famous Arabic explorer.

Enjoying a central location on Sheikh Zayed Road between interchanges 5 and 6, Ibn Battuta Mall is easily reached by car or taxi. Once there, you will enter a parallel world of history, adventure – and of course luxury shopping opportunities. The shopping centre is home to more than 270 shops, as well as a fantastic variety of restaurants and an impressive range of leisure opportunities. For a world tour in a single day, this is the perfect destination.

The 14th century Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta serves as the inspiration and theme – a kind of guiding spirit – throughout this incredible mall. It is based around six distinct courts – Egypt, India, China, Andalusia, Persia and Tunisia. Each zone embodies its own distinctive designs, reflecting the culture and aesthetics of different parts of the world that are said to have been explored by the great Ibn Battuta. In this way, this unique shopping centre could not be further removed from the atmosphere of an ordinary, by-the-numbers retail experience. Ibn Battuta Mall is a place with character and soul, where you can enjoy your very own journey of exploration.

Ibn Battuta Mall offers an impressive choice of retailers, spanning everything you would expect from a mall with such an international theme. Discover fine fashions, amazing new technology, stunning jewellery, health and beauty products – and much, much more besides.

Ibn Battuta Mall is about more than just shopping, however. When you're done with your retail therapy – or you just need a quick break – there's a wealth of leisure opportunities just waiting to be enjoyed. The mall is home to a huge multiplex cinema showing the latest releases, along with ten-pin bowling, a gym and a kids' entertainment centre. And don't forget the wonderful choice of restaurants, serving everything from hearty snacks to fine international cuisine.


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