Ibn Battuta Mall

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Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Overview

Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, Ibn Battuta Mall is huge shopping complex named after a great explorer, Ibn Battuta. Narrating the journey of the famous 14th-century explorer, the mall is divided into six country-themed courts, Persian Court being the most popular one which is enveloped by a hand-painted dome. Apart from 270 shops, there are 50 restaurants and eateries, a 21-screen cinema, a trampoline park and a bowling alley.

Often referred to as the largest themed mall in the world, Ibn Battuta Mall displays remarkable work of architecture and craftsmanship. Other country-inspired courts are Egypt Court India Court China Court Andalusia Court Persia Court Tunisia Court. The mall is not just a shopping complex, but also a complete entertainment package including a 21 - screen cinema and over 50 restaurant options. The place spread across an area of 521,000 square meters is adorned with more than 270 shops with a myriad of international brands such as Charles and Keith, Nautica, Pierre Cardin etc. 

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Ibn Battuta Mall Shops

With over 270 stores in the mall, it is a go-to place for a nice long day of shopping. You can shop at the best brands for fashion, furniture, books, hardware, cosmetic or even have a nice spa day or get a haircut at the many salons in the mall. 

Click here to see the full list of stores on their official website. 

Restaurants at Ibn Battuta Mall

Top Coffee Shops at Ibn Battuta Mall:
  • Alpy's Cafe (India Court)
  • Caffe Nero (Egypt Court)
  • Jamaica Blue (Tunisia Court)
  • The Bagelbar Coffee House (Persia Court)
See the full list of coffee shops in Ibn Battuta Mall here.

Must-Visit Eateries at the Food Court:
Note: There are 2 food courts; One in the Persia Courts and one in Tunisia Court
  • KORYO (Tunisia Court)
  • Umami (Tunisia Court)
  • Ichikura (Persia Court)
See the full list of restaurants at the food courts here.

Top Dine-in Restaurants at Ibn Battuta Mall:
  • Delifrance (Persia Court)
  • Atisuto (Persia Court)
  • Shakespeare & Co. (China Court)
  • Curry Culture (China Court)
  • Yakitate (Andalusia Court)
See the full list of dine-in restaurants here.

Movies & Entertainment

1. Novo Cinemas (China Court) - IMAX (21 Screen Cinema)

2. Skyzone - Trampoline Park (Persia Court)
Entry Fee:
Adults: AED 160 for 2 hours. Post which every hour will be an additional AED 90. 
Children (Under 110 cms): SkyBees Zone: AED 60 for 1 hour. After which it is AED 50 per additional hour
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

3. Switch Bowling (India Court)
Timings: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Price: AED 150 per hour. AED 30 per game
Food at Switch Bowling: ALPYS

ATMs and Currency Exchange Bureaus

Currency Exchange:
  • Al Ansari Exchange (Two outlets in Tunisia Court, One in China Court)
  • Al Fardan Exchange (Andalusia Court)
  • Al Ghurair Exchange (Andalusia Court and Persia Court)
  • Al Rostamani Exchange (China Court)
  • UAE Exchange (Persia Court)
ATMs & Banks:
  • City Bank (China Court)
  • Dubai Islamic Bank (China Court)
  • Emirates Islamic Bank (China Court)
  • Emirates NBD (Andalusia Court)
  • Mashreq Bank (Andalusia Court)
  • RAK Bank (China Court)
  • Sharaf Bank (Andalusia Court)

How To Reach Ibn Battuta Mall

Nearest Metro Station: Ibn Battuta Metro Station

By Car:
The advantage visitors have with private vehicles is that there is plenty of parking at the mall. The parking is all paid of course.

By Bus:
Ibn Battuta Bus Station is accessible from all major bus stops and routes in Dubai.

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Taniya Batra 1 year ago
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a sight to behold and should definitely be on your list for places to visit in Dubai. The mall was created as homage to the explorer Ibn Battuta and is the largest themed mall in the world. It is divided into six sections, each of which reflects the countries he has travelled to. These include- China, India, Persia, Tunisia, Egypt and Andalusia. The place not only offers a large number of shopping outlets to choose from but also a wide range of activities for others not so keen on shopping. The culturally rich site is a 20 minute drive from the Burj Khalifa. Metro trains and direct bus services are also available. I would suggest leaving an entire day just to explore this mall so as to cover all sites.
Abdullah Haider 1 year ago
This mall made me realise the importance of travelling because it was divided into sections of Persia, India, etc. (All the places where the legendary traveller had been) and I could only imagine how vivid his experiences would've been. Keep an entire day to appreciate this beauty and buy gold if you can easily slide past the customs. Keep moving.

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