Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall information

Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Rd, btwn interchanges 5 and 6
+971 4 368 5543
Getting there
Metro: Ibn Battuta
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Opening hours
10am-10pm Sun-Wed, 10am-midnight Thu-Sat
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The shopping here is only so-so, but this mall is still well worth a visit for its stunning architecture which follows the journeys of 14th-century Arab explorer Ibn Battuta. It's built around six country-themed courts, the most stunning of which is the Persian Court, crowned by a beautiful handpainted dome.

China Court centres on a full-size Chinese junk, while in the India Court you can pose with an 8m-high elephant. Surprisingly, there’s nothing kitsch or ‘Disney’ about this place as the craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly impressive.