Ibn Battuta Mall

Situated at the Gardens, the Ibn Battuta Mall is themed around the travels of Ibn Battuta, a 14th Moroccan explorer.

In addition to over 250 shops it offers a multiplex cinema, tenpin bowling alley, children’s entertainment centre, gym, a good selection of restaurants and food outlets, and a 5-star hotel.

The single level mall is divided into 6 zones, each reflecting the architecture of the regions that Ibn Battuta visited. From north to south they are: China Court, India Court, Persia Court, Egypt Court, Tunisia Court, and Andalusia Court.

Cafe at Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

Anchor stores are Carrefour, Sharaf DG, Decathlon, and Marks & Spencer.

A 300,000 square foot extension opened in 2016 adding 60 stores including Decathlon. The mall will be further extended over the next few years.

List of Shops

Shops at the Ibn Battuta Mall are listed below. Listings were last updated on .

  • 050 Telecom – Mobile telephones, phone cases, and accessories.
  • Aco Price
  • Adidas Outlet
  • Aeropostale – Casual apparel.
  • affordables
  • Al Ansari Exchange – Currency exchange and remittance services.
  • Aldo Accessories
  • Al Fardan Exchange – Foreign currency and money transfer services.
  • Al Ghurair Exchange – Foreign exchange and remittance services.
  • Al Jaber Optical – Eyewear.
  • All Original
  • Al Thawb Al Watani – Tailors.
  • American Eagle Outfitters – Casual fashion for women and men.
  • Arabian Oud – Perfumes.
  • Arrow – Menswear.
  • Athlete’s Co. – Sports footwear.
  • Balmain – French fashion.
  • Balqees
  • Bare – Men’s salon.
  • Bath & Body Works - Soaps, shower gels, lotions, fragrances, gift sets etc.
  • Belhasa Driving Center
  • Beverly Hills Polo Club – Fashion.
  • Beyond the Beach – Fashionable swimwear.
  • BinSina Pharmacy – Pharmacy.
  • BLU
  • Boots – Pharmacy, health and beauty products.
  • Borders – Books, stationery, games, and toys.
  • Brands For Less – Discount store.
  • Calzedonia – Italian beachwear, swimsuits, socks, tights, and leggings.
  • Carrefour – Hypermarket.
  • CCC
  • Celio* - Menswear.
  • Citibank – Bank branch.
  • Claire’s – Women’s fashion accessories.
  • Columbia – Sports store.
  • Coral Perfumes
  • Cotton On BODY
  • Cutting edge Gents Salon
  • Dear Barber
  • Decathlon – Sports store.
  • DHL – Courier.
  • Dollar Plus – Discount store offering a wide range of products (household, kitchenware, stationery, health and beauty etc.).
  • DR. Nutrition Center L.L.C
  • Drive Dubai Driving institute
  • du – Telecommunications.
  • Dubai Audio
  • Dubai Islamic Bank – Bank branch.
  • Dubai Optical – Opticians.
  • Emax – Electronics store.
  • Emirates Driving Institute – Driving school.
  • Emirates Islamic Bank – Bank branch.
  • Emirates NBD – Bank branch.
  • Etisalat – Telecommunications.
  • Eyewa
  • Fitness First – Gym.
  • Galadari Motor Driving Center
  • Gant – Casual clothes for men and women.
  • Giordano – Fashion.
  • Glam Beauty
  • Good Health Nutrition – Food supplements, vitamins etc.
  • GOODYEAR Autocare
  • Goody outfitters
  • Goyals
  • H&M – Fashion for men, women, and children.
  • Hairworks – Women’s hair and beauty salon.
  • HEMA – Dutch discount homeware store.
  • Ibn Battuta Pharmacy – Pharmacy.
  • Image Arts – Photo printing, frames, passport pictures, photo gifts etc.
  • iStyle – Apple store.
  • J.S. Music – Musical instruments.
  • Jumeirah International Nurseries (Coming Soon)
  • Just Accessories – Bags, jewellery, watches etc.
  • Just Optic – Eyewear.
  • Kiabi
  • Koton – Fashion.
  • La Senza – Lingerie, underwear, nightwear, and swimwear.
  • La Vie en Rose – Canadian lingerie, sleepwear, and beachwear.
  • LC Waikiki – Fashion.
  • Lenskart
  • Levantino
  • Levis
  • Life Pharmacy – Pharmacy.
  • Life Pharmacy – Pharmacy.
  • Lily Beauty Salon
  • LM Exchange – Foreign currency exchange and money transfers.
  • Lovisa – Jewellery and accessories.
  • Lush – Soaps, bath and body products, cosmetics etc.
  • Magrabi Optical – Eyewear.
  • Mall Mart
  • Marks & Spencer – Department store.
  • Max – Value fashion.
  • Medical Examination Centre
  • Mediclinic Ibn Battuta – Health clinic.
  • Miniso – Japanese concept store offering a range of products including household items, kitchenware, gift, bags, fashion accessories etc.
  • Minutes
  • Mirrors Beauty Lounge
  • MMI – Alcohol store (alcohol licence required for purchases).
  • Montblanc – Luxury writing instruments, watches, wallets, belts, travel accessories, and fragrances.
  • Mumuso
  • My toys
  • N.Bar – Manicures, pedicures etc.
  • Nayomi – Nightwear, lingerie, and underwear.
  • New Yorker – Casualwear.
  • Nike – Sportswear.
  • Photo Magic – Photo printing, frames etc.
  • Pierre Cardin – Designer clothes and accessories.
  • R&B Fashion
  • RAKBANK – Bank branch.
  • Redtag – Fashion and home products.
  • Redtape
  • Reebok – Sportswear.
  • Rituals – Cosmetics, body care products, home fragrances, candles etc.
  • Rivoli Eyezone – Designer frames and sunglasses.
  • Royal Fashion
  • Sacoor Brothers – Fashion for men and women.
  • Samsonite – Bags, suitcases, and travel products.
  • Samsung – TVs, mobile telephones, cameras, IT, and home appliances.
  • SellAnyCar.com – Instant car sales.
  • Sell Your Motors
  • Sephora – Cosmetics, skin care, perfume, hair products etc.
  • Sharaf DG – Electronics and IT.
  • Sharaf DG 4U – Electronics and IT.
  • Sharaf Exchange – Money transfers and foreign currency exchange.
  • Smoker's Centre – Cigarettes, tobacco, cigars, and smoking accessories (pipes, cigarette holders etc.).
  • Sun & Sand Sports – Sportswear and sports equipment.
  • Super Care Pharmacy – Pharmacy.
  • Super Trim – Men’s hair salon.
  • T-shirt Factory / Portfolio
  • Technology People
  • The Body Shop – Ethically-produced cosmetics, fragrances, hair products, body lotions and scrubs, toiletries etc.
  • The Custom Shop – Men’s tailors.
  • The Face Shop – Korean store offering cosmetics, skin and body care products, hair products etc.
  • The Little Gym – Children’s gym.
  • The Nail Spa – Manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading etc.
  • The Warehouse Gym
  • Thomsun Pure Music – Musical instruments.
  • Thrifty – Car rentals.
  • Timberland – Footwear, clothing, and accessories.
  • Tommy Hilfiger – Fashion.
  • Typo – Gifts, stationery, and art.
  • U.S. Polo Assn. – Polo-inspired fashion.
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vision Express – Opticians.
  • Wrangler – Fashion.

Shoppers at Ibn Battuta Mall

Carrefour (previously Geant) is a large French hypermarket that occupies much of Tunisia Court. In addition to a massive selection of groceries from all around the world it also stocks clothes and footwear for all ages, electronics (TVs, mobile phones, home theatre systems, computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc.), DVDs and CDs, books and magazines in both English and Arabic, furniture, carpets, office equipment and supplies, camping equipment, gardening tools and garden furniture, and sports equipment.

Sharaf DG is a large electronics shop in China Court. It offers a huge range of products including computers, printers, scanners, televisions, home theatre systems, games consoles, car audio systems, and home appliances such as air conditioners, freezers and fridges, gas and electric cookers, washing machines and dryers, vacuum cleaners, and microwave ovens.

Customer information desk at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai

Switch Bowling is a tenpin bowling centre in India Court. It offers 12 fully-automated lanes with computerised scoring, a pool hall, private karaoke rooms, and restaurant with an outdoor terrace. Large screens show music videos and sports events.

China Court is home to the Novo Cinemas Ibn Battuta Mall (formerly Grand Cinemas) movie theatre. It offers 21 screens, including the first IMAX cinema in Dubai.

Fun City is an entertainment centre for kids in Tunisia Court. It offers a wide range of arcade game, fairground rides, a party room, children’s hairdressers, plus a play area with a climbing frame, giant slide, ball pool etc.

Restaurants and Food Court

Places to eat and drink at the Ibn Battuta Mall are listed below.

  • Al Areesh
  • Alpys Café
  • Asian Taste
  • Atlantic Fish & Chips
  • Automatic
  • Barbeque Delights
  • Baskin Robbins – Desserts and ice cream.
  • Bombay Chowpatty
  • CafeBarbera
  • Caffe Divino
  • Charleys (Food Court, Tunisia Court) – Grilled subs and Philly steaks.
  • Chicking
  • Chinese Palace (Food Court, Tunisia Court) – Chinese.
  • Cinnabon – Cinnamon rolls.
  • Cold Stone
  • Costa Coffee – Coffeehouse.
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dunkin’
  • Gazebo
  • Gloria Jean’s Coffees – Coffee, tea, cakes, muffins, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
  • Hardee’s
  • Hatam – Persian restaurant.
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Ichikura – Japanese.
  • India Palace – Indian restaurant.
  • Island Tea
  • Jamaica Blue
  • Jollibee
  • Kahve Dunyasi
  • Khau Galli Restaurant
  • Krispy Kreme (Food Court, Tunisia Court) – Doughnuts.
  • Latea
  • Manila Street Food
  • Max's All About Chicken
  • Mistica
  • Nando’s (China Court) – Portuguese restaurant known for its peri-peri chicken.
  • Noon & Kabab (Food Court, Tunisia Court) – Iranian.
  • Off the Hook
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Papparoti
  • Paul – French cafe and bakery.
  • Pizza Express – Pizzeria.
  • Pushkin
  • Razon's
  • Republica Coffee
  • Royal Orchid Restaurant
  • Shakespeare & Co. – Cafe offering breakfast, eggs, crepes, salads, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, healthy mains, and desserts.
  • Shakeys
  • Starbucks – Coffeehouse. Several outlets.
  • Sushi Your Way
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • Tapa king
  • Taza
  • Thaifoon
  • The Qasab
  • Tim Horton's
  • Tony Roma’s – American restaurant. Menu includes steaks, ribs, burgers, seafood, and chicken dishes.
  • Umami
  • Verdura
  • Wendy’s (Food Court, Tunisia Court) – Burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and fries.
  • Xenia – Cafe offering Middle Eastern cuisine. Boasts a very pleasant outdoor terrace.
  • Yakitate

The Ibn Battuta Mall offers a reasonable selection of restaurants and fast food outlets. Most of the sit-down restaurants are situated in China Court, close to the cinema and bowling alley.

Fast food outlets are located at the other end of the mall in Tunisia Court, near the Carrefour hypermarket. Options include Noon & Kabab (Persian) and Charleys.

Facilities and services at the mall include information desks, toilets, baby changing areas, prayer rooms for men and women, numerous ATMs, plus branches of the HSBC, Dubai Islamic Bank, and Emirates NBD. The mall also boasts a large Fitness First gym.

Chinese junk at China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

All around the mall are various exhibits that allow visitors to learn about Ibn Battuta, Arabic history and more. The main feature in China Court is a huge Chinese junk similar to one that the explorer would have travelled in. Displays here also tell the story of Zheng He, a 15th century Chinese mariner.

Exhibit at Ibn Battuta Mall

India Court is home to a full-size reproduction of the Elephant Clock. This water-powered clock was devised in the 12th century by an engineer from Mesopotamia call al-Jazari. It was featured in his famous Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices along with other inventions such as a robotic band and an automated drinks waitress.

The Ibn Battuta Mall is open 7 days a week. Store opening times are Sunday to Wednesday 10 am until 10 pm, and Thursday to Saturday 10 am to midnight.

The mall is located at The Gardens, between Interchanges 5 and 6 of Sheikh Zayed Road. The car parks have spaces for more than 5,000 vehicles. Valet parking is available.

Taxi drivers should have no problems finding the Ibn Battuta Mall. Pick-up points can be found all around the mall.

The mall is served by the Ibn Battuta Metro Station. It’s located on the Red Line and offers easy access to most areas of Dubai. A walkway linking the station to the mall opened in 2016.

The Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel is a 5-star hotel located next to the mall. It offers 396 rooms and suites, 29 of which are themed around the travels of Ibn Battuta, plus a good selection of licensed restaurants and bars. Facilities include a fitness centre, rooftop swimming pool, and meeting and conference rooms.


Map showing location of Ibn Battuta Mall.

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Map showing location of Ibn Battuta Mall


Ibn Battuta Mall

Sheikh Zayed Road, The Gardens
United Arab Emirates

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Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Casual French cafe La Brioche has now opened at the Ibn Battuta Mall. It’s situated in Persia Court, near Paris Gallery.

  2. Perfect for families and kids, not so crowded and affordable shopping deals. I love the interior design it takes you far to China, India, Persia, Andalusia and Egypt. The food court has got many options and I just love the big parking spaces.

  3. I’ve just returned from my visit to Dubai and absolutely loved the Ibn Battuta Mall! I also went to Dubai Marina Mall and the Mall of the Emirates but Ibn was by far my favorite!

  4. We visited here and liked it very much. It was less crowded than all the other malls and deceptively large. The mall is themed around an explorer named Ibn Battuta. Each area is devoted to a different area he visited and contains a few exhibits giving further information. Metro stop was close by.

  5. Malls suck. What’s the big deal about a mall? I can’t think of anything worse than going to a mall with 20,000 loopy shoppers. There’s more to life people.

    • There’s nothing worse than going to a mall with your wife or girlfriend 🙂

    • Horses for courses!

  6. We came here as well as the Dubai Mall. This is better for shopping. There aren’t the crowds so it was more relaxed. The interior is nice with some interesting exhibits. It is also easy to get to as it is right next to the subway station.

  7. The mall is badly laid out in my opinion. It’s a long building that means you need to walk quite a bit to reach a particular shop. Nevertheless, there are some interesting things to see and a good food court.

  8. It’s a perfect mall where you can go for coffee, cinema, and fashion shops.

  9. By far the best atmosphere in this Mall. Shops for everyone, good buys and a perfect food court. The coffee shops are all very well located. Cinemas are just perfect and Fitness First is a bonus. This themed mall is stunning.

  10. A very nice mall to visit and shop. Also the theatres are good and there are a variety of eating joints. Very much a shoppers paradise.

  11. The coolest mall in Dubai! Even if you are not into shopping that much, it’s worth just to have a look at it. Very special and unique!


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