truly a jewel!! a peice of art in dubai! double wouble aww like :O
Woah!!! I've never been a place like Ibn Battuta Mall (shh actually there's no place like this in whole world) what a cool historic combination of art and modern! A Jewel!! Everything inside a mall! Omg! Ceiling, floor, outlets, art & decoration, outlets, art galleries! Expect an air plane everything inside from 7 different traditions selectively choose under one roof. Excellent!!
Raja Jahanzeb Mumtaz
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Malls in Dubai are not just for Shopping but if you are a tourist, you should consider some malls as tourist attractions too. The Ibn Batuta Mall is not just a tourist attraction; it is actually 7 tourist attractions built in one place.
It is the world’s largest themed shopping mall. The Ibn Battuta Mall is an absolutely beautifully stunning mall. It is designed to showcase the travels of the famous Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta across different countries; The mall is divided into 6 zones each reflecting a country (China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia). The mall doesn’t have multiple floors, its one single ground floor spread across a length of 1.3 kilometer (just imagine!!)
As you walk across this mall, you feel like having walked through 7 different malls; each with its own unique décor and style. Several exhibits of historical significance are laid out in different parts of the mall giving it a museum kind of feel. Where in the world can u have a museum experience in a mall.
There are over 50 restaurants and food outlets along with 21 cinema screens including UAE’s only IMAX theatre. And not to forget the huge Ship/boat kept inside the mall in front of the movie theatre located in the China region of the mall
An added attraction is the Hot Air Balloon ride you can take just outside the mall. But do check on it before you go since they don’t really operate round the year. Last time I checked, they were closed for summer.
The interiors of the China court depicts typical Chinese interior elements and motifs like that of dragons etc. and adds to the heritage of Chinese architecture, tradition and culture. The china court features a mock up of an old style Chinese sail ship. The India Court showcases cultural elements of the Indian architectural style. It has a modern full-size working reproduction of an Elephant Clock, an Islamic invention consisting of a water-powered clock in the form of an elephant. And so on ... Spend a day at Ibn Batuta Mall !
The interiors of this mall is quite awesome and lovely to pose for pics. Also, a great place to shop for those who don't like to navigate escalators and lifts since everything is located only on the ground level.
around the world in a mall
Experience shopping and be amazed on the decoration inside the mall. Don't forget to bring your camera.