Ibn Battuta Mall

Mall in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

The shopping is good if nothing extraordinary, but it's the lavish and exotic design and architecture of this 400-shop mall that steal the show, which traces the way stations of 14th-century Arab explorer Ibn Battuta in six themed courts (China, Persia, Egypt, India, Tunisia, Andalusia). Anchor stores include Debenhams and Decathlon.