Ibn Battuta mall is a stately building whose grandiose settings will definitely remind one of the rich glittering palaces of the monarchs of the bygone eras. You will see here the odd but interesting combination of ancientness and modernity. The ancient architecture houses the top branded and fashionable stuff. The mall has 270 shops, 50 restaurants, 21 cinema screens, food courts, a 5 star hotel and the country’s only IMAX theatre. This single level mall is the largest theme based mall in the world.
The 6 zones or courts of this mall are inspired by the architectures of the 6 regions that the great Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta visited. These are: China, Egypt, India, Andalusia, Persia and Tunisia. Each court has breath-taking designs and classy sights to behold and the elegance reflects in every part of the mall. There is a hand painted dome in the Persian court, Pyramids in the Egyptian, an attractive lion fountain in the Andalusian court, Novo cinemas, 21 screens, IMAX are in the Chinese court, Fun city in the Tunisian, and switch bowling in Indian courts. For electronics, visit the Sharaf DG shop and for fragrances, Paris Gallery. The mall is located between the interchanges 5 and 6 on the Sheikh Zayed road at The Gardens. This grandly built mall requires a whole day’s attention and you will not regret it.
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