Ibn_Battuta_Mall Latitude and Longitude:

25°02′40″N 55°07′14″E / 25.04444°N 55.12056°E / 25.04444; 55.12056
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Ibn Battuta Mall
China Court
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°02′40″N 55°07′14″E / 25.04444°N 55.12056°E / 25.04444; 55.12056
Opening date4 April 2005; 18 years ago (2005-04-04)
ManagementNakheel Properties
Owner Nakheel Properties

The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall [1] on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE, close to Interchange 6 for Jabal Ali 1 in southwest Dubai. It opened in 2005 and contains more than 300 stores.


Having around 275 shops, 50 restaurants, and over 4,500 parking spaces on a total of 521,000 m2 (5,610,000 sq ft), Ibn Battuta is the world's largest themed shopping mall. [2]The mall features shops from many retailers, generally ranging from affordable to mid-range brands. Boutiques in the mall belong to many categories, including women's fashion, men's fashion, and children's fashion, as well as jewelry and other accessories. Some of the major international brands present in the mall include Tommy Hilfiger, Forever 21, Levi's, and American Eagle Outfitters. The mall also contains pharmacies and dining options. On 26 May 2013, Nakheel announced the tender for Ibn Battuta Mall expansion – a new, 28,000 m2 (300,000 sq ft) retail hub for another 150 shops. [3] This expansion introduced new shops in the mall, such as Decathlon, Brands for Less, and includes a new food court in the upgraded metro link. The mall contains several activities such as a trampoline park, a light exhibition, the Carrefour hypermarket and a 21-screen cinema theatre by Novo cinemas.[ citation needed] In 2016, a hotel opened on the mall premises. The hotel, run by Premier Inn Hotels, contains 372 rooms. [1]

The mall consists of six courts, each of whose designs are inspired by some of the countries visited by the Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta: Andalusia Court, China Court, Egypt Court, India Court, Persia Court, and Tunisia Court. [2] The India Court features a working reproduction of an elephant clock.

The mall is located next to the neighbourhood of The Gardens, and near the Delhi Private School and the Winchester School. Thus, the mall is visited frequently by residents as well as school students. The eponymous Ibn Battuta metro station on the Dubai Metro provides access from central Dubai.[ citation needed][ needs update]

In the recent year, Ibn Battuta Mall has open new shops and businesses including a brand-new nursery concept by Jumeirah International Nurseries [4] and a new walk-in-retail store for Eros Group. [5] [6]

Persia Court

Panoramic View outside Persia Court Entrance


See also


  1. ^ Mackintosh-Smith, Tim (March 2008). "Edutaining Dubai". Saudi Aramco World. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Ibn Battuta Mall". Visit Dubai. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Tender for Ibu Battuta Mall announced". Dubai Chronicle. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Dr Abdulla Karam inaugurates Ibn Battuta Mall's nursery concept by Jumeirah International Nurseries". Zawya. 17 November 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Eros Group opens new walk-in-retail store in Dubai". Trade Arabia. 16 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Eros Stores". Eros Group. 16 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.

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