Ibn Battuta Mall
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|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Opening date||April 4, 2005|
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village. Having more than 270 shops, 50 restaurants, a 21-screen cinema and over 4,500 parking spaces on a total of 521,000 square meters, Ibn Battuta is the world’s largest themed shopping mall. On May 26, 2013 Nakheel announced the tender for Ibn Battuta Mall expansion – a new, 28,000 square meter retail hub for another 150 shops.
It consists of six courts, each of whose designs are inspired by some of the countries visited by the great Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta:
Debenhams store, located in the Persia Court
China Court with a replica of a smaller junk in Zheng He's fleet
A working reproduction of the elephant clock.
- Ibn Battuta Mall — Official website
- Saudi Aramco World article on the Mall by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
- SMD - Turnkey Interiors for retail stores
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